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“DIY” Wine Bottle Glasses



I dropped off some empty wine bottles at my local glass shop to have them cut in half and the edges ground smooth. They charged me about $3.50 a piece. So happy to have my new set of glassware. I could also use these as vases.

To buy my own good quality glass cutter would cost me about $40.00 or more. I decided to go with my local glass shop instead.

I chose to use different shades of green glass to make my new set more interesting. A set of these would make a great gift for new home owners, Father's Day or a friend's birthday.

My daughter loves the indent on the bottom.

Check your yellow pages under the heading – “Glass” to find a glass shop in your area.


Discussion

  1. Susan L  October 15, 2011

    I wonder what else they could make besides glasses and vases?? I’ve seen artisans at fairs with serving trays they made out of wine bottles they put in a kiln…

  2. Julie  October 15, 2011

    This is just plain brilliant!!! I would go around stealing bottles out of my neighbors recycle bins to get this done!!! I love the indent as well. Love your blog. I am inspired…been reading about 8 months or so already. Love, Love, Love it!!! Thanks!!!

    • camilla  October 16, 2011

      Hi Julie! Thanks for your kind comment! -Camilla

  3. Kelly  October 16, 2011

    This is a great idea and just in time for the holidays! I’m wondering what kind of glass shop you went to and if somewhere like Ace Hardware would do something like that?

  4. simplyblythe  October 16, 2011

    this is so great.

  5. Charissa - The Gifted Blog  October 16, 2011

    Hooray! I’ve seen this idea but the thought of doing it myself (with the glass cutter, risk of the bottle shattering, etc) did not appeal. This is such a clever alternative – thank you for the idea!

  6. catie  October 16, 2011

    i have always admired the {pricey} upcycled glasses made this way, but it never occurred to me to DIY. i am SO doing this : )

  7. ~ joey ~  October 17, 2011

    Neat idea! I’ve never heard of anyone doing that before. The eco-lover in me loves this!
    ~ joey ~

  8. Carrie  October 17, 2011

    Are they dishwasher-safe?

    • camilla  October 17, 2011

      Hi Carrie, I put them through the washer a few times already and all is good 🙂 C

  9. Kat  October 19, 2011

    Holy moly, LOVE this idea…off to get that sack full of Perier bottles cut down. You are brilliant, Camilla!

    • camilla  October 19, 2011

      Thanks Kat! I’m really happy with the way they turned out – I want to make more and give them as a hostess gift or a housewarming gift. C

  10. Jen  October 20, 2011

    Hi! Could you tell me specifically where you got this done? I’m in Evanston too!

    • camilla  October 20, 2011

      Hi Jen, I took these to Evanston Glass on Central Street. I am really happy with the way they turned out. Take Care, Camilla

  11. Rhonda  February 4, 2012

    Great idea! Going to try large sangria bottle. The resulting bowl /vase will be great. Thanks for the inspiration.