Post # 1
Candles made from recycled wine bottles from our venue.
I thought these stupid favors were going to be the death of us.
1. Cutting glass is not as easy as it looks on Pinterest. Over half of the bottles broke. Also, once it is cut, it takes a lot of sanding to make sure it won’t cut anyone. This caused many arguments between FI and I.
2. Wine labels are really stuck on there. Getting them off completely took soaking, peeling and scratching.
3. Buying candle wax in bulk is cheap, however shipping candle wax in bulk is expensive and nearly doubled the expected cost.
4. Getting a smooth top takes practice. The 1″ deep puddle of wax in our oven proved it.
After it is all said and done, I absolutely LOVE how they turned out, but if I would have known how difficult it was, I don’t think I would do them again. Thank goodness for FI being so helpful!! He did most of the hard work.
and a close up of the labels:
Post # 5
Very pretty! I want one as well.
Post # 6
and I feel you sista’..I litterally JUST finished my favours, and I thought they were going to kill me!
Post # 7
They look fantastic!! I’m impressed by the quality and the amount of time you and your FI put into these. I would be thrilled to get one of these.
Post # 9
@somerrae: Wow they look amazing!!! How did you cut the wine bottles?? Have a wonderful wedding!!!!
Post # 10
@somerrae: Oh my gosh! AWESOME! I love them! I would be staying til the very end and roaming the empty venue looking for any left behind…. and I’d probably come up empty handed.
Post # 11
Ahh, thank you so much, ladies! I know that my mom loved them, but I wasn’t sure what anyone else would think of them. We struggled between leaving the original labels on the bottles and a million other things, but I am glad that the final product is going to have a good turn out!
@nawella: Originally we tried the acetone and yarn method, which did not work for us. We finally ended up buying a glass scorer, and from there you heat them in boiling water and then shock them in an ice bath. The extreme temperature breaks the glass at the score line. However, if both water temperatures aren’t perfect, the glass can fracture in other places or not at all.