Thursday, June 25, 2015

DIY: Turning Your Beer Bottles into Drinking Glasses

There are a lot of fun things you can do with beer bottles once you've drank the beer.  Today we are going to go over how to turn you beer bottle into a glass.  We have been using Ken Supplies Bottle etcher.  In our experience we found that this tool provided a less jagged lip, which means it won't cut you lip when drinking from it.

Step One:  Use the etcher to score your beer glass.  See Video here.

Step Two:  Dip the bottle into boiling water for one to two minutes.

Step Three:  Lifting the bottle straight up and down, plunge it in to ice cold water. Wait for it to break off.

Step Four:  You may need to do Step Two and Three a couple of times.

Step Five:  Look at the lip.  If there are chips in it, you may need to sand it.  We use the P80 sander.

Step Six:  You will need to sand it with a machine and by hand.

When you are all done, rinse the glass out and feel free to use.  You can also take it one step further by gluing the top of the bottle to the bottom.  Then you get a beer goblet.


  1. I've always wanted to know how to do this. I'd love to use these for candles that we sell but worry they won't be able to withstand the heat of the candle flame. I've seen others online though sell their candles in them so maybe they work. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Thanks for sharing. I always love a good upcycling project.


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