How to remove the stem from a wine glass

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How to remove the stem from a wine glass
Remove the stem from an old or cracked wine glass and use the top or bottom in crafts. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

You might want to remove the stem from a wine glass for some crafting projects. Create teacup wine glasses, wine glass candle holders and other crafts that use either the top or bottom of a wine glass by recycling old or cracked wine glasses. Wine glass crafts can turn out well when the stem is removed properly.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Wine glass
  • Glass/bottle cutter
  • Gloves
  • Goggles or eye protection

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Lie the glass down on its side on a work surface.

  2. 2

    Put on protective goggles and gloves to protect yourself from glass shards.

  3. 3

    Score the stem with a glass/bottle cutter right underneath the base of the glass, turning it slowly while making the cut. Stay steady and keep the cut even to prevent any rough, uneven glass edges.

  4. 4

    Tap the glass gently against a hard surface to dislodge the stem from the bowl of the wine glass.

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