By: Lauren DiSanza
By: Lauren DiSanza
SKILL LEVEL: 2 (1 being the easiest, 5 being most difficult)
TIME TO COMPLETE: 1 hour (does not include drying time)
• Always, wear safety goggles when using glass-crafting tools. Everyday eyeglasses have only impact resistant lenses.
• Soak the bottle overnight in a soapy solution to remove the label. If you have a particularly stubborn label, use acetone or Goo Gone to fully remove it.
• When using a band saw, let the blade do the cutting, never try to push a cut.
• Precision 2000 or Precision 2000 Deluxe Band Saw
• 1 Studio Pro™ Diamond Blade
• 1 Repurposed clear or blue wine or liquor bottle
• 3 Round Tea Light Holders
• E-6000® Adhesive
• Painter’s Tape
• White Krylon® Flat Spray Paint
• Scissors or Craft Knife
Create the perfect nautical tablescape with these tiny sailboat votive holders. Each sailboat was made from re-purposed glass votive holders and discarded bottles. The perfect “upcycle” project!
Read and carefully follow the instructions contained within the Precision 2000 operations manual.
1. Start with a nice clean 750 mL bottle. We chose a light blue/clear bottle for a pretty graduating “ombré” effect.
2. Place the bottle flat on the surface of the worktable; raise the blade guide arm up as high as it will go to clear the bottle. To do so loosen the hex nut on the water nozzle arm and move the water nozzle out if the way, raise the blade block as far up as it will go and tighten. Next, position the water nozzle so that is sprays on the front of the blade.
3. Set the Precision 2000 up for wet cuts, using the diamond blade. Make a straight cut 1/3” down from the top and 1/3” up from the bottom.
4. Next, cut the middle section lengthwise to create two arcs.
5. Position one piece at a 45 degree angle and cut in half creating two triangular sails.
6. Repeat Step 5 to create desired amount of sails.
7. Dry glass sails thoroughly.
8. Cut 1/4” strips of painter’s tape or cut into your desired width and place on the inside of the curved glass sail.
9. Spray with white spray paint and allow drying.
10. Once dry, remove painters tape and clean with alcohol or vinegar.
11. Apply a small amount of E-6000® to the bottom of the sail and affix to the tea light holder in the desired position.
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