Have you been seeing these Wine Bottle Hurricane's around? There are several different takes floating around & they are recycling at it's best IMO. I thought it would be a fun craft for this week's 3D challenge at Paper Craft Planet, 3d153, is the Happy Hour Hurricane.
There are many different techniques for cutting glass. This video, from Green Power Science sold me on a technique that I felt comfortable trying. No nail polish string flames for me, thank you VM.
Now, I did not have their cutter, but I think it is totally worth it, if you were making a bunch for a wedding or party or gifts. What I did use, was a 5$ glass cutter that I bought at Home Depot. It's about the size of a toothbrush. The problem with it, is that you need to have the cutting line perfectly aligned. Using a water bottle holder (for a bike) to guide my cutter & line it up worked well. You can see it in the inset of this photo:
Then it's boiling water, poured slowly over the glass cut line & into the ice water. I had to do this twice & it snapped cleanly & with just a bit of buffing with a file.
Now, after the sanding, you could leave it like this ...
Or you could hot glue gun it!
And there you have it. I personally recommend using a battery operated tea light, rather than a burning tea light, just because the bottle gets really hot & with little hands around ... better safe than sorry. Here it is with the battery operated light ... super cute when it flickers. It would look lovely on a patio. You could use a string of lights & suspend the wine bottles even. So many possibilities.