A year ago I started some beer bottle crafts but never followed through. I finally have a craft to show after getting them out and playing around again.
- any string or yarn I had wasn’t thick enough
- t-shirt material works great
- old t-shirts really come in handy for bottle crafting
- this didn’t work for me using any kind of thicker bottle (wine bottle)
These are the materials I used:
- old t-shirt cut into strips
- nail polish remover
- two candles (I found two sitting vertically worked better than 1)
- sink full of cold water
Here’s how I did it:
I tied the t-shirt strip around the bottle snuggly then slid it off and soaked it in nail polish remover.
I slid the material back on the bottle where I wanted it to cut (keep it as straight as possible)
Lit the candles, then turned the bottle over the flame at the material. The material will catch on fire and have a small flame, keep turning the bottle until you notice it isn’t burning quite as intense. (I don’t recommend anyone do this but it’s pretty safe, you aren’t going to catch your house on fire or anything)
Immediately submerge the bottle in the sink full of cold water. You’ll here a cracking noise and your bottle will now be in two pieces.
You’ll have to sand around the edges and sometimes they come out pretty jaggety, other times pretty smooth.
If you find this isn’t working you may not be holding and turning the bottle over the flame enough, I had to try a few times before I got it.
This is what I decided to do with them…
What do you think? Pretty cute eh?