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Turn old beer bottles into gift-worthy glassware with the Kinkajou cutter

Easily cut bottles into premium drinkware and candle holders.


Marisa Losciale


Most people would be happy to receive beer on their birthday, but occasionally, you might need to think of something classier.

The beauty of Kinkajou bottle-cutting and candle-making kits? You can easily turn any bottle into a homemade candle or drinkware. The provided equipment makes the process safe and easy, and the resulting glassware looks amazing.

 The cutting tool fits over any round bottle between 43mm and 102mm wide. It tightens like a clamp, with the cutting blade hidden away from defenseless fingers. You simply turn the bottle to start cutting, and use the provided separation ties to make the break. The finishing tool and sandpaper help to smooth away any sharp edges.

You can use this glass on your next round, but the kit also comes with one pound of soy wax balls for making candles. You fill each cut bottle with the wax, and insert one of the supplied wood or metal wicks. They look superb with the candlelight flickering through the glass, and you also get the satisfaction of knowing you made the candle yourself.

These kits normally retail at $87, but you can currently pick one up for $59.99 via the Daily Dot Store. The price includes free shipping to the U.S.—order now to save 31 percent off MSRP.


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