What's the best bottle cutter on the market?

by DIY Maven

The complete bottle cutter review

UPDATE: We put the top bottle cutters to the test, and the results are in. Click here to see our in-depth reviews, and our pick for the best-tested bottle cutter available.

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About a year or so ago, I found myself shopping for a bottle cutter. I spotted an inexpensive one at my local craft store, and since I had a project in mind that required a bottle cutter, I bought it. As it turned out, that wasn't a good idea. It didn't...

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Beer Bottle Pendant Lights

by DIY Maven

Beer Bottle Pendant Lights

Have you noticed that when something is billed as 'hand-crafted' it's often code for diy-able? Take these beer bottle pendant lights from Kix Studio for example. Entitled Flaschenlampe, the lights were constructed out of beer and soda bottles found in the streets of Berlin. To do a diy version, we'd need

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Tell me how to cut glass!!!

by DIY Maven

Recycled Drinking Glasses by Emma Woffenden and Tord Boontje
Transglass Carafe

I have one of those 'craft' bottle cutters--the kind with the wheel-y cutter and tapper deal. For cutting a straight line on a regular bottle, it works fine. Well not fine, but it does cut. What I wanna do it cut necks of bottles both straight and wonky like the bottles pictured here. These particular examples are from Emma Woffenden and Tord Boontje, and

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Christmas Tree Made of 1,000 Beer Bottles.

by Chris Gardner

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There are all sorts of thoughts on the environmental impact of choosing real Christmas trees or artificial ones...most of what I've seen chooses real ones, though if you've already a synthetic one, you should continue to use it.

But here's another take all together: "Chinese designers decided to take an entirely different approach to celebrate the holiday, crafting a huge tree from 1,000 Heineken bottles. The massive sculpture is currently...

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Stack Your Wine Bottles with Style.

by Chris Gardner

vineyard3 Stack your Wine Bottles with Style : Vineyard by Pack a& Rack

I can't think of a better way to put it, so I'll let the manufacturer describe the Vineyard from Pack and Rack:

Why hide a beautiful thing? Wine speaks to all your senses, not least to the eye. So why then tuck away a beautiful bottle of deepest red with a label that probably has been designed by a well known artist? Show your wine - let friends and customers admire this piece of art!

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The Trash Temple.

by Chris Gardner

Buddy, if we'd had one of these on the playground when I was a kid, "King of the Hill" would have been a whole different experience.

trash temple art recycling photo

This ziggurat of zaniness was created by Salzig Design, a graphic and industrial design firm. It was built in Heijplaat, an old neighborhood in Rotterdam, and made from 100 tons of plastic bottle bales.

trash temple art recycling construction photo

Via TreeHugger.

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