Thursday, October 24, 2013

~thrifty thursday~ {wine bottle vases}

I saw some cute glasses in a local shop that had
been made out of wine bottles. I thought it
was such a cute idea so I went out and bought a cutter and
got to work.



You can use a variety of colors, sizes, shapes.
The first step is to get those labels off.
I found this to be such a pain!
I tried several methods and finally used the method that
worked best for me.
I soaked them in hot water, peeled the label off,
and used goof off to remove the remainder of the sticky
residue.



This is the cutter I used.
It was about $30.00 at my local craft store.
I bought it because it is made specifically for wine bottles



Basically you just score your bottle where you want to cut and then alternate between boiling water and ice cube "baths."
The bottle will break off where you scored your line. Then using sandpaper, you go over the rough edges, and you're done!



You can not only use them as glasses, but also as vases as I did here.


Have a happy day!

xoxo



11 comments:

Miss Charming said...

So pretty with the greenery!

amy of four corners design said...

I've always been curious about whether those cutters are worth it...may have to get one...love your "vases" with the greenery...perfect for the holidays...

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love this idea and the green color is so pretty. Hugs, Marty

Debbie Freitag said...

So cool. Looks like I have to add a bottle cutter to my budget this week.

Heather Salazar said...

Love it!

I just might steal this idea for holiday candle gifts :)

Heather

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Cute! I will now be hoarding empty wine bottles!
I've found a bit easier way to get the labels off bottles is to use hot water, dish soap and a wire scratcher. So far I've not had it scratch the glass but it takes the sticky stuff off easier and faster than the goo gone I've used.

Jennifer Praet said...

So thankful for this post!! My parents are winemakers, and I have wanted to do this for them forever, but have not had success with another cutter or the fire method. So glad to hear this cutter works!! Thank you, thank you!! Looks like I have their Christmas gift!!

Jennifer Praet said...

So thankful for this post!! My parents are winemakers, and I have wanted to do this for them forever, but have not had success with another cutter or the fire method. So glad to hear this cutter works!! Thank you, thank you!! Looks like I have their Christmas gift!!

Peggy W said...

So how easy to use was this bottle cutter? I tried another one to no avail but have wanted to give it a try again.... I feel in love with these when we are at a restaurant which used wine bottle glasses!! Love these!!

Fishtail Cottage said...

love this!!!

Monica said...

Great redo on wine bottles love your greenery.

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