Who will take my wine bottle and make me a candle?
January 6, 2011 2:34 PM   Subscribe

I need help finding a company that takes your existing wine bottle and turns it into a pillar candle by cutting off the top and pouring a candle into it. I believe it was in OR or WA.

I saw an exhibit from this company at an organic food fair in Seattle a couple of years ago. The gimmick is that they take your wine bottle from a special event, cut off the top, and make the straight part of the bottle into a pillar candle by filling the wine bottle with wax. The end product looks like this, but they kept the label on the bottle for you. I believe it was a company based in Washington state but it might have been in Oregon. They also sold random bottles made into candles this way. Googling has produced lots of DIY pages on how to make wine bottles into candle holders or hurricane lanterns, but I am looking to have this specific type of candle made and I KNOW I saw this company once upon a time.

That said, if anyone has any personal experience with cutting a wine bottle for home craft purposes, I'd love to hear it. I did try to do the 'set the string on fire and then dump it in ice water' thing once. It didn't work.
posted by bq to Home & Garden (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Don't know the company, but it might be worth messaging the etsy account you linked above - I've found that etsy shopholders are extremely flexible. She might be willing to do a custom bottle for you!
posted by CharlieSue at 2:39 PM on January 6, 2011

This person seems to suggest in her website copy that she will do custom work.
posted by Sidhedevil at 3:01 PM on January 6, 2011

posted by Sidhedevil at 3:02 PM on January 6, 2011

I did try to do the 'set the string on fire and then dump it in ice water' thing once. It didn't work.

This guy explains why that and other similar methods suck and gives his own version that is much gentler.
posted by Rhomboid at 4:36 PM on January 6, 2011 [1 favorite]

Thanks, these are great resources!
posted by bq at 2:31 PM on January 7, 2011

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