During the last few holiday seasons you may have encountered some gifts made from recycled wine and beer bottles. We love this sort of thing on Inhabitat and have featured recycled bottle lamps, candles, plant pots, glassware, vases, and cups. Now we’ve discovered that you can make your own upcycled bottle glassware with this awesome little gadget called the Kinkajou Bottle Cutter!


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When drinking and being merry this year, don’t be too quick to drop your bottles in the recycling bin. Bottle crafting allows you to unleash your creativity very affordably, and it saves a ton of energy expended in the conventional recycling process. Reusing is always easiest on the environment and it’s also a great way to make one-of-a-kind holiday gifts for all of your loved ones! With BottleCutting.com’s Kinkajou Bottle Cutter you can make a homemade bottle craft in under two minutes! The trick is making sure that there is a clean cut, with no sharp edges. Luckily, the Kinkajou Bottle Cutting Kit contains everything you need, including the bottle cutter, a set of silicone separation rings (which fit all bottle sizes), a glass finishing tool, and 80 grit silicon carbide sandpaper. This video above shows just how easy it is to make your own drinking glass – in under two minutes!

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From DIY hydroponic planters to vases and drinking glasses, the possibilities for projects are nearly endless. Our favorite might be DIY Pendant Lamps, which are surprisingly simple to make on your own, with the right equipment. First, upcycle your favorite glass bottle by using the Kinkajou Bottle Cutting Kit to cut the bottom out of the bottle. Then use the Finishing Kit to sand down the edges, and insert the hardware from the Firefly LED Pendant Light Kit. Simply add an energy efficient LED bulb, and voila!

Check out the photo gallery above for tons of other bottle gifting ideas to make with the Kinkajou Bottle Cutter. Have your own idea for a DIY bottle craft? We’d love to hear it in the comments below!

DIY Pendant Lamps

+ BottleCutting.com

+ Bottle Cutting in The Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide