Wine Bottle Glasses: A Unique Approach to Recycling
The “Green Movement” has really taken off over the past few years, and with the economy being in sad shape these days, more and more people are looking for safe, Green ways to save money. One way to really save a lot of money over time is through recycling. Sure recycling on a huge scale saves our planet, but on a personal scale it can save the planet, and your wallet! If you are a wine drinker on a budget, chances are you’ve broken a few wine glasses here and there and never replaced them. After all, wine glasses really are a sort of a treat-optimally, you should drink wine only out of the appropriate glass, but really any vessel will do. As such, you may have put off replacing your broken glasses. The good news is that you can now turn your old wine bottles into wine bottle glasses!
How is this possible? It’s all about recycling. If you’ve drank a lot wine, you’ve undoubtedly admired a few bottles in your time. You can tell that makers of these bottles put a lot into them-they come in all sort of shapes, sizes, and colors that are always pleasing to the eye. Many wine drinkers, in fact, find it hard to throw these works of art away or throw in the recycle bin. Some just want to hold onto the bottles-and the memories-forever. Now you can do so and not have numerous empty wine bottles cluttering up the house-let’s put those bottles you’ve collected to good use and turn them into wine bottle glasses!
There are two different ways you can go about making wine bottle glasses. The first and most simple way to make them is to make them stemless. To do this, you’ll need a few tools. The easiest way to get the right equipment you need is to get a bottle cutter kit. These kits come with a candle, cutter, polishing powder and paper, and detailed instructions. Basically what you are doing with this kit is first etching the glass at the appropriate place, heating the etch with the candle, cooling the etch with an ice cube until the bottle breaks, then smoothing the edge with the polishing paper, polishing powder and water. It’s also a good idea to have some all purpose adhesive (usable on glass) just in case. The wine bottle glasses these kits make use the bottom of the bottle as the bottom of the glass and this is by far the easiest method to making wine bottle glasses – especially if you use the kit!
The other method for making wine bottle glasses is to do the opposite of above – you will turn the top of the bottle into a wine glass! Follow the same method as above, but you will need to melt a stand onto the opening of the bottle to form a base for the glass’s stem.
As you can see, making your own wine bottle glasses isn’t terribly difficult and can be very rewarding and economically sound!