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wrap cotton string or yarn 5-6 times around area to be cut; knot & clip ends. Remove from glass & soak in cap-full of acetone (nail polish remover). Place back on glass and light string on fire - turning continuously to burn evenly. Keep bottom tiled up while turning to trap hot air. When flame starts to go out, plunge in COLD water. Sand the cut edge.
Yarn Wrapped Bottle Centerpiece--from Handmade Weddings (Chronicle Books) Photo: Joseph De Leo // Featured: The Knot Blog