Glass Domes & Candle Shelter


Generation Green Bottle Cutter

Materials Needed


“Cheese Please!”  Glass Domes & Candle Shelter
A Generation Green Recycling Project

PROJECT TITLE: Glass Domes & Candle Shelter
DESIGNED BY: Rita Schwab
SKILL LEVEL: 3 (Adult 1-5: 1 being the easiest, 5 being most difficult) 
· Always, wear safety goggles when using glass-crafting tools. Everyday eyeglasses have only impact resistant lenses.
· To ensure top performance keep your bottle cutter blade oiled.
· Clean the cut bottles in a natural way with a mixture of 1 tablespoon vinegar and a pint of water. 

Generation Green (g2) Bottle Cutting Kit
Etching Cream
Armour Over ‘n’ Over
Stencils Berries (21-1609) and Fleur De Lis (21-1615)
Sponge Brush Champagne Corks - 2
Bottles – Two 1.5 ML and one 750 ML clear wine bottles
Votive Candle
4” clay saucer 

Read and carefully following the instructions contained within the Generation Green (g2 ) bottle cutter manual.

1. Cover the work area with craft or newspaper.

2. Measure:
· 2 ½” down from the top on each 1.5 ML clear wine bottle, mark using a Sharpie.
· For the shorter dome, make an additional mark 7” down from the top.
· For the taller dome, make an additional mark 8” down from the top. [When finished, you should have two 1.5 ML clear wine bottles each with two marks for cutting.]
· Make only one mark on a 750 ML clear wine bottle, 10 ½” down from the top for the candle shelter.

3. Using the bottle cutter, score and separate where indicated.

4. Smooth the rough edges on the bottom of each bottle as instructed in the bottle cutter manual.

5. Clean your cut bottles inside and out and dry completely.

6. For one of the small glass cheese domes, remove the single (1” w x 3” L) Fleur De Lis stencil from the carrier sheet. Line the edge of the stencil along the bottom edge of the dome. Press into place. If you tend to be a messy painter, mask off the area around the stencil with painter’s tape. 
7. Etch with Armour EtchGlass Etching Cream applying cream only to the stencil avoiding edges. Wait 10 minutes.

8. Wash stencil with warm water, pat dry and reposition next to the previous etch. Repeat steps 6 & 7 until the bottom edge of the dome is encircled with an etched border. When finished return stencil to carrier sheet.

9. On the second dome, use the triangular shaped Fleur De Lis stencil. Remove it from the carrier and place one on each side of the dome close to the top. Repeat steps 7 & 8.

10.For the candle shelter, remove the 2.75” x 2.75” Berry stencil from its carrier and place it on one side of the tall bottle. Repeat step 7 & 8.

11.Place a small amount of white paint on a finger tip and lightly rub over the stencil. This will make the etching appear brighter.

12.Run a bead of adhesive around the base of each cork and insert them into the top of the two small cheese domes. Embellish each cork with Vintage buttons (see image for reference).

13.Wrap twine around neck of the candle shelter and tie off with a bow


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