Monday, November 14, 2011

One Way To Justify A Drinking Habit ;)

The other day I spent a whole afternoon cutting & sanding some of my wine bottles. As I write this I have at least two dozen bottles waiting to be turned into something. I love the different colors & shapes that all the bottles come in & I have tons of ideas for creating things with them but........there's just one little problem...........they are a pain in the you know what to cut!! It's not that it's hard to do, it's just that it requires patience. A lot of patience. I am the first to admit that I pretty much lack that quality. I'm very impatient. If you don't take your time and do them slowly they will crack. But I surprised myself! I actually got nine bottles cut & only trashed three. I always make sure to do this on the day before garbage pick-up so I can get all of the broken bottles out of the garage before one of my kids get any ideas! Believe me, they would find some way to mess with them, get hurt & then not admit to who's idea it was.....sigh...anyway....

So what do you guys think? I was thinking that after drinking all of that wine & sitting in that candlelight if that didn't get you "in the mood" I don't know what would ;) you are talking too much />
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10 comments:

  1. This was a great idea. I have a bottle cutter, but I am afraid to use it for the same reasons you stated :) I am visiting from the Newbie party and am now a follower.

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  2. That's cool, Katie. I wasn't sure what you were going to do with them, but I like it.

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  3. I'm with you on the patience thing! I like to get things done quick and easy. They look great though:) Following you from Boerman Rambling's Tuesday Treasury!

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  4. These are really pretty! I haven't cut any glass before, it looks kind of hard... and I have no patience either. Might be worth it though if I get to drink lots of wine for the bottles!

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  5. Hahahahaha! I love humor. I absolutely do and your craft too. Very very romantic.

    Btw, how did you cut it? A drill? Or glass cutter? i found this really easy way to cut glass by twines. The edges come out a little rough but sanding again sorts it completely.

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  6. What type of sandpaper did you use on your bottles? After I cut mine, I can't get the edges the way I want after sanding them forever.

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  7. OKay, first, I LOVE these... HOW did you cut the bottle though? I am thinking of making candles out of the bottom part of the bottles (cutting off the neck part) Do yo think that can be done by a DIYer?

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  8. a romantic, I am not. or so I've been told! But these just might do it... haha

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  9. I have always wanted to do this! I came across a tip on Pinterest recently but I haven't tried it yet. Apparently if you soak some cotton string in nailpolish remover,wrap it around the bottle where you want it cut a couple times, and then light it on fire (outside obviously) it will split the bottle right where the string was after the string burns away. Sounds scary I know,but I'm going to try it.I think you do still have to sand the edges.

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