Take the Bottoms Off Your Bottles for Instant Hurricanes

In the past we've looked at many ways and purposes for cutting the tops off your old wine bottles. We have not, however, really examined the idea of cutting off the bottoms. Why would you do such a thing you ask? Because it gives you an instant hurricane shade for your candles and makes for extra pretty tables for your entertaining purposes both indoor and out .

We ran across these Italian Flint Bottle Hurricanes from NapaStyle over on Pinterest and since they're no longer available for sale, we're alright with suggesting diy alternatives.

To get the job done you could use this string technique or possible look into other glass cutting alternatives like cutting devices. Not only does the bottle protect the candle flame from the wind if you're outside, but it will also keep small fingers from reaching in. Or large fingers if you're like my cousin Thomas who insisted on lighting his plastic fork on fire at our last informal family pot luck. High fives to you kid.

MORE BOTTLE PROJECTS ON APARTMENT THERAPY
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DIY: Cut and Etch Wine Bottles
Roundup: New Uses For Old Glass Bottles
A Quick Way to Make Everyday Bottles Display Worthy

Image: NapaStyle

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Sarah Trover has lived all across the Midwest and currently calls the hot dog-laden city of Chicago home. She rides scooters and seeks out kitchens that make the best pie.