Why throw away your bottles when you can put them to use with a little arts and crafts. With a few simple techniques you can turn any beer bottle into a cocktail glass. All your guests will think you’re so creative, talented, and fun to drink with. Plus, it involves fire!
The goal is to ‘cut’ off the top of the bottles so only the base remains. Because glass is fragile and will shatter with force, we turn to science. Glass when heated becomes more malleable. When cooled suddenly the glass will retract and these fragile, malleable areas will break. So what we are going to do is build a ring of fire around our bottle to cut of the necks. Sound fun? Good, lets get started.
- Corona bottles (or any glass beer bottle)
- Thin rope or yarn
- Nail polish remover
- Sink with ice water
- Cup or Mug
- Sand Paper
- Fill up a sink or bucket with ice water. It should be deep enough for you to submerge an entire beer bottle.
- Clean out your bottles and dry them off.
- Take your yarn and wrap it around the bottle (where you want to cut) about 5 or 6 times. Tie a knot and snip off any extra.
- Pour some nail polish remover into a mug or cup.
- Slip off the yarn (try to keep the circle intact) and soak it in the nail polish remover. Make sure all of the yarn is soaked.
- Take the yarn out of the nail polish and slip it back onto your bottle where you want to make the cut.
- *SAFETY STEP* Wash your hands before proceeding to get rid of excess nail polish remover or just use gloves.
- Take your bottle and your lighter and head over to your sink of ice water. While holding the neck of the bottle, light the yarn. Turn the bottle slowly so that it burns evenly.
- As soon as the flame stops, dip the entire bottle into the ice water. The bottle should break around the ring of fire.
- *CAREFUL* The edges of the cut may still be very sharp and hot so avoid touching them.
- Next you need to sand down the edges of the bottle so that they do not cut the lips of your guests.
- Make a margarita and enjoy!
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