As most of my blog readers know I have been out of full time work for a few months now. This makes gift giving, one of my favorite things to do, extremely difficult. I pride myself on being a very innovative gift giver. I try to remember little things people say and do and find the perfect gift that even they wouldn’t have thought of for themselves. Well with no money this task is next to impossible. So I turned to Pinterest for a Fathers Day gift DIY. My Dad is a beer lover and when I found this tutorial on how to turn beer bottles into glasses I decided I would give it a try!
To start with you need to fill your sink up with ice. At this step I realized my apartment freezer does not have an ice maker or ice trays. So i trudged over to the grocery store. While there I was charged for a 5 pound bag at the register only to find out when I got to the ice case that they only had ten pound bags. To make matters worse instead of charging me the difference they charged me for both bags! Ugh all this for ice! This project did not start off on the right foot!
Next you need to get some yard and tie it around the bottle where you want to make the glass separate. I chose to make my yarn fall right above the picture. It didnt take me long to realize the glass had a mind of its own.
Anyways next step is soaking the yard in acetone like so:
Now you bring the bottle with the yarn soaked in acetone over your ice filled sink. This is where you let it burn!
If you look at exactly the right angle you can see that this bottle is actually on fire. I learned at this step that holding a bottle on fire while taking a picture is quite a dangerous task. But it is not impossible!
Once the fire has entirely burnt out on its own you put the bottle in the ice bath and the bottle will separate on its own. Here is my finished product:
I was a little dissapointed that there was a big dip in the back of the glass and that there were hairline fractures towards the top but overall it did not come out bad. Now paired with this gift I am taking my Dad on a brewery tour. Still I wanted this to be a little more than a glass. So I filled this sucker up with butterscotch pudding (to look like beer) and topped it with whip cream (to look like the foam). I thought it was a cute gift on a budget!
What do you guys think? Do you have any budget friendly gift ideas for the guy who is impossible to buy for?