It’s as easy as finishing some good wine and sticking a candle on top.
I really enjoy these candle holders. They’re super easy to make, and they look lovely. You can move them to a mantle, shelf, or table year round to set a rustic, romantic atmosphere in the home.
Start with a clean bottle and simply place a candle atop to wait for it to drip, or get the wax drips going yourself. Once you have wax drips on the bottle, you can either place a dripping candle on top so that the wax continues to accumulate or place a dripless candle atop to keep it as is.
This project can turn out any way you would like– Have fun using different colored bottles or candles and different amounts of wax. Use tons of colorful wax for a funky feel, or keep it more classy with minimal white wax. You can use clear or colored wine bottles of any size.
I soak the bottle in warm water to remove the label, but you can leave the label for a more organic, vintage look (especially if the label is particularly cool).
Start the wax drips yourself:
Glass Wine or Champagne bottles, empty
Taper candles, any color (not dripless candles- the cheaper the better)
Lighter or matches
What to do
After your bottles have been cleaned and dried, light a taper candle and hold above bottle. Angle the candle so that the melted wax drips over the top of the bottle.
Spin the bottle slowly to distribute wax around all sides of the bottle. You can repeat this several times so that you have a few layers of wax.
Once you have finished, you can either place drip/normal taper candles on the holder, which will add to the wax drips, or place dripless candles in the holder to avoid addition wax drips on the bottle.
You may need to shave the sides on the candle to fit into the wine bottle. I simply do this with a large knife over a cutting board.
I will post more pictures of different versions of these candle holders soon.