You found a stunning frame in your favorite thrift store, but it doesn’t have glass. Go ahead and buy it cause I’m sharing how to cut glass.
Tip: every time I find a large frame with glass that’s cheap, buy it. I replace the glass with MDF to make a chalkboard, then use the glass for smaller frames.
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Here’s a quick video I made. Please don’t laugh too much! It’s one of the first videos I made for my first website, Homa Style.
A couple of things to let you be aware of…first the instructions on your glass cutter maybe different than the technique I showed in the video. Below is a close up of the glass cutter. The ball on the end can be used to tap the glass after it’s scored. That technique has never worked for me but might work for others. The ball tapping might work on bottles or thicker glass. Let me know in comments if you use this method. 🙂
Second, you will notice the other end has different sized notches. You can set the glass in the notch to break along the score line. This technique has not always worked for me either.
Thrift stores frames may also have plexiglass instead of glass. Replace the plexiglass! It simply doesn’t sparkle like glass. This thrift store DIY project frame had plexiglass.
The technique I use in the video works for me about 95% of the time. When it comes to cutting glass, I think that a good percentage 🙂
Have you tried cutting glass? Let me know in comments below.
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