Monday, September 3, 2012

Crafternoon #14: Playing with Fire

Hi y'all :)

I came across today's crafternoon project while browsing my friend Tabby's crafty pinterest board.  She has pinned so many awesome things that I almost signed up just to re-pin project ideas from her. But I resisted, I don't need another internet time-suck... tho I probably will... eventually...

So anyway, here it is: How to Make Drinking Glasses from Beer Bottles

Pretty awesome huh :)
  1. Supplies: cleaned beer bottle with labels removed, acetone nail polish remover, yarn, lighter, (not pictured) sink of ice water.
  2. Soak the yarn in acetone then wrap it around the bottle where you want the glass to break.
  3. Light the yarn on fire and slowly rotate the bottle so the fire burns around it evenly. When the fire burns out, submerge the whole thing in the ice water.  The glass should break at the fire point.
  4. Sand the lip of the glass & its ready to use ^.^
Now this endeavor was a true adventure! I have the whole shebang on video (care of my friend Shanyce) and I'll post it tomorrow.  We both screamed when I put the glass in the water and it cracked apart.

Well this is what I've been up to today. Tomorrow, I plan to do some more crafting.  Maybe some sewing or just a crap-ton of crochet :)

So goodnight & I hope you had a great Sunday. If you're off work tomorrow, have a wonderful holiday! ^.^

After finishing the bottles, my likely-pyro friend John did this...
This is what happens when you pour acetone onto water and light it on fire... it smells bad tho... but its really pretty right?


  1. Now, that is a pretty intense, fearless DIY for sure! I'm so bad with fire. I think I would need a fire resistant! ;)

    What a great way to recycle!

  2. OMG! I tried this about a year ago and it didn't work. :( I felt lied to but I guess it works!
    I'll have to try it again


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