Today I’m sharing about Cutting Glass. Sounds kinda crazy, but it’s easier than you think. Once you learn this cool trick you can turn your thrift store and recyclable glass into cool cloche to display your pretties!
Supplies Needed to Cut Glass:
- nail polish remover
- a lighter (or match)
- sink of cold water
With my son as my assistant, we went to work. Make sure you have everything ready to go as this is a quick process, including the sink of cold water.
How to Cut Glass
I wrapped the yarn around a bottle 3 times and tied it off.
Then I slide the yarn off and put it a shallow bowl that I had filled about 1/8 inch high with nail polish remover.
I let it soak in the remover for about a minute before removing it.
Then I slide it back over the bottle… make sure you line it up as straight as possible… it’s going to cut where the yarn is placed.
Then came the moment my son couldn’t wait for… fire! (make sure you are in a safe area)
He lit the yarn and I held it right over the water with it angled up. It really burned smoothly. I kept turning it slowly till it burned itself out (about 40 seconds).
I immediately, gently put it in the cold water and POP – it instantly broke! It was so cool!!!
I want to make a ton more. So many possibilities swirling through my head.
I took some fine sandpaper and smoothed the edges to ensure there were no sharp edges.
Check it out…
I had fun using it as a cloche.
Hubby suggested using it to hold a candle outside.
How cute would a bunch of these be on a patio table? I used the base (that had been cut off) and a tea light candle.
I found cool glass at the thrift stores or you can easily use some upcycled glass from your kitchen.
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