How To: Cut Glass Bottles in Half Using Fire and Glass Cutters or Acetone-Soaked String

Cut Glass Bottles in Half Using Fire and Glass Cutters or Acetone-Soaked String

Want to make your own glass drinking cups? You don't need to be a glassworker to get creative. Just recycle some of your old beer, soda, or wine bottles into stylish toothbrush holders or glass cups.

You can tie a loop of string that was dipped in nail polish remover around a glass bottle of choice, then set the string on fire with a lighter. Then just submerge the bottle in a sink of cold water and gently snap the bottle into two separate pieces.

If you have a glass cutter and some kind of support that can hold the glass bottle horizontally in place, you can mark where you want to cut the bottle. Use a lit candle to heat the marked line five to six times, then submerge it in cold water and tap on the glass to separate it into two separate pieces.

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3 Comments

Such an informative post! This is really just the information I needed to know since my brother have this project about glass cutting and I can let him try this idea. I hope this will work he can do this correctly. Thank you so much for posting this.

Great! Thanks so much for checking it out.

Awesome!!! This is what i was looking for. I planned to decorate my home using candlesticks from used glass bottles. Actually i like to recycle all the glass bottles and make an awesome decorative piece. Priviously i came across with video http://youreplay.com/watch?v=J7vT8kdpfNI that explained cutting glass bottle using fire and string. Thanks for nice tips.

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