DIY Wine Bottle Candle
Like many of us, you may have recently gotten the urge to do more DIY projects around the home.
What do you need?
- Empty Wine Bottle (look for flat bottom one)
- Natural Soy Wax ( about 1 lbs)
- Cotton wick ( for diameter of 3 " which is usually regular wine bottle, we recommend eco 16 or CD 18 from Candlescience.
- Glass Wine Cutter
- Sanding Paper
- Scented Oil (optional)
- Round Sticker
I will be honest the method with a glass wine cutter won't be always working. But as home project it may do the work. Heat up some water in your kettle. Prepare ice bucket with water.
Place your bottle in the wine cutter, make adjustments and aim your candle height. Draw the line with cutter. Make sure everything is stabilized. After you draw the line, pour hot water on the line for about a minute. Make sure the water is hot but not steaming hot. It may cause unpredictable breakage. Then pour iced cold water on the score line.
Repeat if need it until a bottle separates into two parts.
Sand the edges to smooth out the appearance.
Directions for Making the Candle:
Before you begin the candle-making process, make sure you have a clean, flat surface to work on. You can also protect the area with newspaper or paper
towels. Move anything that you don’t want to get wax on.
1. You will have to melt your wax. There are two options: you can use double boiler
method or microwave. Pour the wax into your double boiler and allow to melt for 10 to
15 minutes, stirring frequently. If you are using microwave, make sure not too over
heat (not above 200 F). Cover the top. Usually 1 lb of wax takes 5 minutes.
Tip: Measure out how much wax you would need to fill your container, then double it. That’s how much wax you will need to melt
2. Cool down wax at least to 185 F. When your candle wax is melted and right temperature , it’s time to add fragrance oil. Stir frequently for 2 minutes. The wick
needs to be attached to the bottom of your container before you pour in the wax. Take off little round sticker and put on the bottom of a wick.
3. Center in the middle of the container. Stabilize with metal wick holder. Slowly pour the wax into your container at 135-140 F .
4. Allow the wax to set for four hours at room temperature. Try not to move it around. Allow 24 hours for it to solidify.
5. Cut the wick to 1/4 to 1/2 "long. If, when lit, the candle flickers or has a tall flame, trim the wick. New candle should cure at least for 5-7 days. Ideally 2 weeks.
If you want to skip bottle-cutting process, we offer DIY Candle Making Kit with already polished container!Also you can purchase our Candleholic Logo Candle which makes cool sustainable gift worries-free.