Today’s tutorial: How to cut glass
The question of “how to cut your own wine bottles” occasionally comes up here and on the Unconsumption Facebook page, especially when we post items such as this hanging bottle light or drinking glasses made from bottles.
To help answer that question, Unconsumption reader Jacqueline Burnette, who probably is much more adept at glass-cutting than most of us (she has an Etsy shop offering a variety of her cut wine bottle pieces), shared with us this video on DIY glass cutting.
If you’re interested in trying your hand at bottle cutting, or refining glass-cutting skills that you already have, check out the video. The technique involves scoring the glass, then running hot water over the score mark. Jacqueline adds this tip: Make sure “the water is just under full boiling temperature and that you heat the bottle evenly and thoroughly with the hot water or else you will not get a clean cut.”
For other wine-related repurposing ideas, check out Unconsumption’s “wine o’clock” series of posts here.