Remember the shamrock candle holders I made out of beer bottles earlier this week? Well I have another AWESOME beer bottle project to share with you guys today: check out these recycled beer bottle goblets!
How cool are those?! And there are a TON of different ways your goblets can turn out depending on the bottles you use! Beer bottles come in different colors, shapes, and sizes, so you have a lot of options.
Or, if you don’t drink beer, use a wine bottle instead! The tall neck will make a taller goblet that looks more like a wine glass. And if you need a great idea for all of your extra corks, take a look at this gorgeous DIY wine cork board from Mom 4 Real!
And again, this isn’t actually as difficult as it looks, I promise! Like I said on Monday, cutting glass is reasonably easy if you have the right tools. It’s just the sanding that is a lot of work.
Recycled Beer Bottle Goblets
Here’s what I used to make these goblets:
- green beer bottles
- a glass cutter
- sandpaper or emery cloth
- clear silicone adhesive
I started by cutting my bottles. This step was a little more difficult than when I made the candle holders because I needed to cut the bottles twice. I scored one line down near the bottom of the bottle, and a second line about an inch and half higher. Once the bottle broke I had three pieces: the top, the bottom, and a ring from the middle.
I didn’t need the middle rings for this project, so I just recycled them.
The next step is to sand down all the sharp edges. I used the emery cloth to do this, starting with a coarse grit and moving my way to a very fine grit. Since we’re going to be drinking out of these, it’s super important to have all the edges as rounded as possible!
And remember, even if your glass breaks weird and you have some awkward edges, you can sand it all down and you’ll be fine! As long as there isn’t an unbroken crack in your glass, you can sand down any rough edges to a smooth finish. Look at this weird stepped crack I had in the rim of one of my glasses.
But I sanded it smooth, so it’s perfectly safe to drink from, even though the edge isn’t perfectly straight. It’s stuff like this that gives your glasses character!
After you finish sanding, clean all the pieces super well to get rid of any dirt or glass dust. Then turn one of the bottom pieces over so the flat bottom part is facing up.
Grab the top piece of your bottle and put a thin line of silicone adhesive on the mouth. Make sure you go all the way around the opening and don’t leave any gaps! Then press the glued opening into the center of the bottom piece. Hold it still for about 30 seconds while the adhesive sets.
Silicone adhesive takes about 24 hours to fully cure, but it will be pretty well set after a few hours. So set it aside and let it dry at least overnight before you move it. Also, silicone adhesive dries flexible, so make sure you press the mouth firmly into the bottom piece and hold for a bit. Otherwise there will be a little gap of flexible glue between the glass pieces and it might seem like your goblet is a bit wobbly.
After 24 hours, fill it with your favorite beverage and enjoy!
The goblets I made hold exactly 1 cup of liquid, so they aren’t really the best as water goblets. But they’re great for juices or mixed drinks! And silicone adhesive (at least, the DAP brand I used) is food safe, microwave safe, and dishwasher safe! I wouldn’t recommend washing these goblets in the dishwasher, nor would I microwave them, but I’m glad to know this glue is food safe!
Have you ever made your own glasses or dishes? I remember painting ceramic plates as a kid; it was pretty awesome!
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