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Recycled Beer Bottle Goblets

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!

DIY 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.

DIY Beer Bottle Goblets

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.

DIY Beer Bottle Goblets

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.

DIY Beer Bottle Goblets

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.

DIY Beer Bottle Goblets

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!

DIY Beer Bottle Goblets

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!

Beer Bottle Goblets by PracticallyFunctional.net

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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Comments

  1. Those are great…and perfect for St. Patrick’s day beer!

  2. How super cool are those? You are a glass cutting maven!

  3. OMG so fun! We just got a Kinkajou, I am going to HAVE to try this one out!

  4. That is so cool! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  5. Fabulous idea! I want to try this myself.

  6. Vanessa says:

    How crazy awesome is that?! I bought a glass cutter and a thrift store last year. You’re making me want to pull it out!

  7. Vanessa says:

    Hah, “I bought a glass cutter AT a thrift store!” Although I thrift so much, I probably have bought an entire store at some point!

  8. Bethany the ngnrdgrl says:

    I love your beer bottle crafts!!! This is fabulous!

  9. Um…AWESOME! I had no idea you could do so much with beer bottles–fun and environmentally friendly! Hope you’re having a great weekend, Jessi!

    ~Abby =)

  10. this is very encouraging… I’ve been keeping some special soda bottle for a similar use, but have been hesitant… you’ve encouraged me greatly! I’m pinning. Little Bit

  11. katie goldsworthy says:

    Wow! Those are awesome! Sharing on my FB page! Thanks for linking it up to Monday Funday!

  12. Sharing these on FB tomorrow!

  13. Very cute! Perfect color for St. Patrick’s Day :) Thanks for sharing at The Weekly Creative.

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  14. I love this! I’ve been wanting to make beer/soda bottle glasses forever, and I’ve never been brave enough to attempt it.

  15. Such a cool idea! Visiting from Domestic Superhero :)

  16. Very cool!

  17. This looks so dangerous! lol! I love it though! Thanks for linking this up at my Thursday link party! I hope to see you back again this week!

  18. we tried this about a year ago and had great difficulty getting the glass to break evenly or not crack. maybe we’ll give it another go one of these days! lol!

  19. Oh my gosh, those are super cute! It’s the perfect fit for the Upcycled Linky Party going on right now on http://love2upcycle.blogspot.com

    Hope you can join us!

  20. Wow, those are very cool looking! I love that you also found food safe glue. It is so frustrating when you read these cool ideas and then they glue it with toxic chemicals. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  21. This is great, you make it look so easy, and achievable… not convinced that if I managed the glass cutting I would be patient enough for the sanding:) Thanks for sharing on love2upcycle blog, Vicky

  22. These are great, thanks for sharing on the love2upcycle linky party! I have a hand held glass cutter, so will have to give it a go. I’d imagine it takes a steady hand though?! x

  23. Wow – so unique and awesome!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!

  24. Awesome! Am so ready to try this. Quick question, with what did you use to sand the glass…regular ole’ sandpaper? Any particular grit? Thanks!

    • Yep Mary Jo, just regular sandpaper will work fine! Or you can use emery cloth (you can get it from Amazon here) which is basically sandpaper on a fabric backing so it’s a bit stronger, but either will work! I started with a really coarse grit (like 80) just to break the corners and get the sharp edges filed down. And that’s all you need to do, but if you really want to smooth it out, I used a 120 grit next and rounded the edges, and then did a little final “polishing” with a 220 grit to make it super smooth since we drink out of these. That last grit probably isn’t necessary, but it’s up to you how smooth you want it!

  25. Great Jessi! Thank you so much for the all the information. I’m psyched to try this. Love your site!

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