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How to Make Beer Bottle Glasses

Want to know how to make beer bottle glasses as part of your very own kitchen crafts catalog? It’s a cool DIY project you can make in less than an hour. If you have a lot of beer bottles lying around, it’s a great way to stock on new glasses for your home. I’m sure, your guests will be impressed with this easy upcycling project!

Beer Bottle Glasses | How to Cut Glass Bottles

My husband loves beer. I can’t think of a man who doesn’t. Almost every weekend while chilling out at home, you can expect that he has a beer bottle in his hand. With that being said, I’m sure you can imagine all the empty beer bottles that I have piling up. That’s when a thought came to me, what upcycling project can I make with all those beer bottles? So I searched my trusted friend Pinterest for a craft project, and what I found, beer bottle glasses!

If you’re new to glass cutting, this is a great technique that you can do. It’s almost magic. Learn how to cut glass bottles with this tutorial and make those cool beer bottle glasses!

Materials for your beer bottle glasses:

  • beer glass bottles
  • lighter fluid
  • lighter
  • twine or cotton string
  • ice water
  • sanding paper

Step 1

Cut your string and tie it tightly around the beer bottle. You should have it just above the label.

Step 2

Once you’ve tied the string, test it first to make sure that it won’t become loose. Now pour your lighter fluid in a cup or bowl and completely soak your string.

Step 3

Now that you have the string all soaked up, fit it to your bottle again. Be sure that it’s lined up straight. You wouldn’t want a crooked drinking glass.


Step 4

When you’re sure that the string is tightly fitted, take your lighter and light the string.


Step 5

Now that you have the fire going, rotate the glass to ensure that the flame goes around the entire string. This will make the bottle very hot which is essential to cutting the glass. Keep rotating it until the fire is almost out.


Step 6

As the flame goes out, pour your ice water directly to the bottle. Do this right away since the goal is to have an immediate change in temperature.

And just like that, the neck breaks! Wasn’t that cool?

Step 7

You now have a beer bottle glass, well almost. Before you use it, sand the edges using your sand paper. Do this outside and inside the rim of the glass, we wouldn’t want any injuries. And just after a few minutes of sanding, you’re done!

You can now serve your ice cold beer in these upcycled beer bottle glasses. What fun!

Use these if you have guests coming over. I’m certain they’ll ask where you bought these. They may even think this came free when you bought your beers, well technically they are. If they want to know, share this easy tutorial. Let them have fun making this cool DIY project on glass cutting!



If you want to watch how these beer bottle glasses were made, check out this video tutorial from Three River Pictures:



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  1. This is so cool! Good DIY gift ideas for men are so hard to find, but this is perfect! Need to find a bottle without paper label now. Can’t wait! Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Oh how wonderful!! I have been making Glasses from Bottles for about 4 years, but a different method….I will try Your Method TODAY! (3~17~’15) THANKS! Bill

  3. Looks like fun and something even I can do. Don’t drink much beer but think I might be able to re-purpose some beautiful wine bottles and have more volume for beverages. Thanks for the live demo.


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