You might’ve seen my recent post about cutting recycled bottles. And you might wonder “why would you ever want to do that?!” It does seem kind of dangerous when you think about it. So many things could go wrong. Glass could break and you could cut your finger, or arm, or face. Or it could shatter and land in your eye. Or chocolate milk.
So…to cover my bases, just in case (and because people are kind of stupid a lot of the time) do not attempt cutting glass without the right equipment. It’s dangerous. Use your brain.
ANYwho. I saw this post on Pinterest with a picture like this one…
And I thought “Hmm…if I could take the labels off of the bottles, those would be really cute.” And as I continued to think about it I thought that I could even get some glass painting pens and draw on recently cut bottles. So that’s what I’ve experimented with!
I bought wax on Amazon because it’s cheaper than buying it at a craft store. You’ll also need some wick. You can get a lot of different types of wick so be sure that you research which kind of candle you want to make and what kind of wick will work (ahhh…alliteration) with the candles you’re trying to make. You can also get different types of scents and colors! There’s a world of opportunities out there for candlestick making!
After I started experimenting with the beer bottles, I thought it would be fun to experiment with wine and liquor bottles, too!
It took a long time for us to get into a groove of how to melt the wax, let it dry, etc. Some of them turned out kind of…interesting. But hey…it’s fun to do!
Anyways, we’ve been having a blast making the candles. If you’d like specific information on how to do it, leave a comment!
Until next time, fellow BFs!