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Glass Bottle Candle
Created by Nelly Arteaga for Diamond Tech Crafts
- 365- G2 Bottle Cutter
- 11.2 FL OZ Beer Bottle
- .6lb (272.1g) of Wax
- (1) 6in Wick with clip
- Super glue/ glue gun
- (1) Wooden Dowel
- Double Boiler
- Always, wear safety goggles when using glass-crafting tools. Everyday eyeglasses have only impact resistant lenses.
STEP 1: PREPARE WORK AREA
Prepare your work area by covering with newspaper or cardboard to protect the surface from glass, and wax spillage.
STEP 2: BOTTLE CUTTER
Read and carefully following the instructions contained within the Generation Green (g2) bottle cutter manual. Instructions for use will not be repeated in these instructions.
- Cover the work area with craft or newspaper.
- Choose a wine bottle you want to use for this project. Mark with a Sharpie marker about ¼” from above the label.
- Using the bottle cutter, score and separate where indicated.
- Smooth the rough edges as instructed in the bottle cutter manual.
STEP 3: INSERTING WICK
- Place a small amount of glue to the bottom of the wick clip. Center wick in the bottle center. Press down and let dry.
- Wrap the exposed wick around a wooden dowel and lay across the opening of the glass bottle.
Hot Tip: It is important to use a wooden dowel as the wick may melt when the hot wax is poured into bottle.
STEP 4: MELTING YOUR WAX
- For quicker melting, you can break the wax block into small pieces.
- Using a double boiler and thermometer, melt the wax until it reaches 180-190°F (82.2-87.7°C). Do not exceed 250°F (121.1°C) when melting wax.
STEP 5: POURING YOUR CANDLE
- Let melted wax cool in the double boiler to approximately 135-140°F (57.2-60°C).
- Once melted wax is cooled, pour the wax 3/8 inch from the top into the bottle. Using a Funnel makes it easier to prevent spillage.
Hot Tip: Glass bottle needs to be room temperature and the wick stays centered while pouring melted wax into glass container.
- Make sure the wick stays secure.
- Your will need to maintain a cup of wax from the original pour to be able to refill the glass bottle for STEP 6: TOPPING YOUR CANDLE.
STEP 6: TOPPING YOUR CANDLE
- Approximately 45 minutes after pouring, use the dowel to poke holes towards the wick 1 ½ inches deep to allow air to escape. This will release any air that has been trapped under the wax surface.
- Using the left-over wax from STEP5: POURING YOUR CANDLE, reheat to 135-140°F and refill the holes with wax.
STEP 7: FINISHING UP
After the candle has cooled for 4 to 6 hours, trim the wick to 1/4 inch tall. Your candle is now ready to burn.
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