DESIGNED BY: Jeanne Baruth
SKILL LEVEL: (Adult 1-5: 1 being the easiest, 5 being most difficult) 3
TIME TO COMPLETE 2 hours (does not include drying times)
→PROJECT TIP: · 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.
INSTRUCTIONS: Read and carefully following the instructions contained within the Generation Green (g2 ) bottle cutter manual. If you do, you will have success in scoring and separating nearly any round bottle or jar in less than 3 minutes!
1. Cover the work area with craft or newspaper.
2. Measure 6” down from the top of the bottle and mark using a Sharpie™.
3. Using the bottle cutter, score and break where indicated.
4. Smooth the rough edges as instructed in the bottle cutter manual.
5. Clean glass, clay pot, and saucer. Surfaces must be completely dry before applying glue, tile, or any type of embellishments.
6. Round objects can be challenging to mosaic. Work on a bag filled with rice or dried beans. Create the featured mosaic design by alternating colorful ceramic squares and rectangle tiles, using the photo for placement. Or feel free to create your own cool design.
7. Apply a small amount of adhesive to the back of each tile and set into place. Hold tile for a minute or so, until glue sets. Allow to dry according to the manufacturer’s recommendation before proceeding on the round surface.
8. Fill the pot with pebbles, stopping at ¾” from the top rim. Insert artificial plant or a live cactus and cover with bottle. You have just taken a step towards crafting a green world. Your recycled glass terrarium is a fun, festive feature that will flourish in any foyer.
CREATIVE NOTE: To create the festive decorative cork, simply twist one end of a piece of copper wire (the length depends upon your desired height) into a spiral. Slide a few colorful beads onto the wire opposite the spiral, and then press the wire into the top of the cork.