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.

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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.

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

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

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.

  • You might want to remove the stem from a wine glass for some crafting projects.
  • Score the stem with a glass/bottle cutter right underneath the base of the glass, turning it slowly while making the cut.

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

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