Cutting a hole in a glass vase it is doable?

Hi all,

So stupidly when I brought some hanging glass vases to put tealights in I forgot to check whether or not it had a hole in it I think as I was looking at so many I was confusing these ones with ones I had looked at.

This is a picture of the vase

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how best to cut a hole which allows me to be able to place a tealight inside it?

I was thinking getting a glass cutter and slowly slicing it and pushing it out. The glass is very thin.

My boyfriend suggested a mini blow torch.

There's two little holes where the flowers are am I best to try and begin a hole from here etc?

Any suggestions welcome as I have no ideas where to start.

Thanks in advance.

Also does anyone know any good online stores for craft goods that offer good deals etc ( being MSE and all!) i'm finding ordering so many bits from so many different places on ebay is costing me more in postage in some instances that the goods!!

Thanks again

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  • Ms_Chocaholic
    I don't know the answer to your question .... but could you pour in melted candle wax, with a wick rather than trying to get a whole tealight in there
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  • Mojisola
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    Even if you managed to cut a larger hole without breaking the vase, I don't think it would survive the first tealight. There's nowhere for the heat to go and I would expect the neck to shatter.
  • mazy_m
    mazy_m Posts: 661 Forumite
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    hi sorry I thought i'd replied back. Thanks for the replies. Yes I'd thought it that i'm going to be using the fake tealight candles they don't run out quickly but I didn't even think about heat and glass not mixing well!!
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