You will need
- -a few bottles of the required size;
- -twine soaked in kerosene or gasoline;
- -copper wire and a fire source (lighter, gas torch, etc.);
- -nichrome wire and a linen clothespin;
- -pliers, a file or whetstone; -cotton gloves.
Take two glass bottles of desired size. It is better to do for a number of reasons. If you intend to use both parts of the bottle, after the procedure of cutting and sanding you will have more chances to get what you want. In any case, the success of this operation is desirable some experience. Traditionally for cutting glass, it is customary to use a glass cutter or diamond. But to cut the bottles at home they are not always effective. Depending on the material you have available, try one of the following methods.
Fill the bottle with water up to the level where it is desirable to make the incision. Tie the bottle with twine soaked in gasoline or kerosene, the level of juicy water. Avoid sagging of the string – it needs very tightly against the sides of the bottle at the water level. Ignite the twine. The bottle should burst that line of twine.
Take a thick copper wire in order to cut a glass bottle second method. Tightly wrap it around the bottle in the place where it is desirable to cut. Clearances between the wire and the wall of the bottle should not be. Prepare a bowl of cold water. Heat with a lighter or burner freely protruding ends of the wire. In that moment, when the wire is hot, dip the bottle in cold water. The bottle should burst through the wire.
Mount home electrocaloric. This is a fairly intensive process, but it can help you to get the best quality cut on the bottles large diameter of thick glass. Wooden clothespins sponges are processed asbestos. Nichrome wire with a diameter of about 0.5 mm to serve as a spiral. It is necessary to cover the cut vessel, and the ends of the spiral pin between the jaws of a clothespin so that they are not connected. On the free ends slip ceramic insulators or porcelain beads. The ends connect with wires mounting type mgshv-section of 0.5-0.75 sq. mm and connect to the step-down transformer voltage on the secondary winding of 10-12 V. in its absence, you can use a car battery. As soon as the wire heats up, in place of its contact with the glass cracks, in which the container is easy to crack.
Treat cut surface. If there are sharp gouges, they can gradually crumble with pliers, then treat the surface with a file. In conclusion, grind the edge of the bottle a grinding stone or fine sandpaper.
When working with glass, use cotton gloves.
When finishing the edges of the bottle tools get blunt very quickly, so it is advisable to use preowned sticks and nail files.
Advice 2: How to decorate the bottle with twine
If you have an old junk bottle, take the time to throw them away. You can make a beautiful decoration for the interior of a country house or apartment. If you decorate the bottle with twine, you can get the original thing to decorate the kitchen in country style.
How to make a decoration of the bottle with twine
The decor of the bottles is the ability to give junk a new life, which can then be used for interior decoration. And, you can decorate the twine with a bottle of brandy or wine, intended for a gift. This will make your gift unique and memorable. Decorate with twine start bottle more simple forms. Once you have experience, you can move on to more complex products.
You will need several metres of twine, glue and a bottle. And there are different decorative elements for decoration. Starting to work, first of all, remove the bottle labels. To do this, put it on some time in hot water and then easily remove them. Although labels can not be removed.
Degrease the item to be decorated with alcohol. If no alcohol, you can wash with any detergent. Then apply the glue at the base of the bottle and glue the end of twine with a glue-time. Miss brush PVA glue over the entire surface of the bottle and start wrapping the bottle with twine. Do it gently, laying the thread in a circle. Try to keep between threads no gaps, between which is visible the bottle.
When you have finished wrapping the bottle, you can decorate the bottom. To do this, cut a circle the size of the bottom of the bottle. Stick to it the twine in a circle and glue to the bottle. If the bottle is a flat bottom, the splits can be glued directly to the bottom of the bottle. If you are not satisfied with the cover, you can paint it with acrylic paint or wrap the thin twine.
How to add decorative elements
After I decorated the bottle with string, think of its decor. The twine material is gray and ugly, but good for its texture. Ideal for decorations in a country style or eco style. Therefore, additional decor product will benefit. It can be coffee beans, shells, artificial flowers, fabric flowers and bows from the twine. If you don't have twine, it can replace the yarn for knitting, silk ribbon, raffia.
The decor twine, you can use burlap or linen. Cut a small piece of burlap. Stick it around the bottle on the string. Satin ribbon roll rose. Glue on the burlap first leaves, and then rose. Tie the neck of the bottle with raffia and twine. Free string space can be painted with acrylic paint and covered with acrylic paint. This must be done before you begin to decorate the bottle with twine.