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10 Craft Projects for Glass Bottles

July 7th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

Here in the U.S. we use over 11 million tons of glass per year. Recycling that glass is definitely better than throwing it away but recycling still uses energy from trucking the waste to the recycling center to the actual recycling process. Next time you've got an empty bottle, try getting your craft on instead with some of these projects!


Kinkajou: Simplifying the Bottle Cutter

July 4th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

When you cut a glass bottle, you basically score the glass to weaken it and then use hot water to stress that fracture so the bottle breaks. A thorough sanding, and you're ready to use an old wine or beer bottle as a tumbler, a vase, or anything you can dream up. The trouble with the scoring part is that it's really hard to get an even cut when you're doing it free hand



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