Post # 1
So, my inspiration board for the wedding includes these really cool wine bottle candle holders:
See them there, in the top row on the left?
Well, to buy those big ones shown in that image is hideously expensive (like $199 per bottle, at least), so my FI and I are working on making our own. We’re collecting different wine bottles from friends and family, removing the labels, and cutting the bottoms off of them. Then, we’re placing them over candles. We got one set done, and I thought I’d get the hive’s opinions on them!
So what do you think? We’re still looking at different options for the scatter on the table. We might even do rose petals instead of the rocks, which I think would give it a feel similar to what Mrs. Lemon did.
Survey says: cool? or not so cool? Any ideas for improving them?
Post # 3
Survey says super cool :). I think they look really romantic. I would definitely go with the rose petals to make it even more so. I think they’ll fit with the bottles better than the rocks. Nice work, they look even better than the $200 ones! 🙂
Post # 5
I really like those holders. Romantic and dramatic but not too much foo foo to it.
Post # 6
Oooh so pretty! Great job!!! Very romantic and warm, I love it!
Post # 7
Jealous!!! I wanted to do this same thing, but everyone told me the glass would get too hot & either crack or explode 🙁 but you proved them wrong! I know I should of went ahead and done them anyway. They look SOO pretty!!!
Post # 8
Very very cute!!!! along the same idea, if you wanted to mix things up you could also do something like this.
Post # 9
So pretty! Also, a great excuse to drink some wine (not that we need an excuse) and free up some bottles!
Post # 10
Beyond amazing … I love it! Those are so gorgeous!
Post # 11
I love that. I hadn’t seen it before. We are doing these wine bottles as candle holders on some of our tables (on the back of the cake table, on our gifts table…) But I don’t like how these are sooo tall. It would be hard to talk to others at the table. Now, I might do your idea at some of the tables and miz it up. I LOVE it!
How are you cutting them? Is it working out alright? Are you worried about the candles dripping onto that table linnens?
Post # 12
Thanks, everyone! I think they rock too, but whenever I do DIY stuff, I always worry that maybe it’s not as cool as I think. It’s good to run it past some other eyes and get some feedback!
@peacegrl099: I will PM you with the cutting details!
We are going to put something under the bottles to avoid ruining the linens. Our venue has mirrors that I think will work for this. If the mirrors aren’t big enough, I’m going to have to brainstorm and find something else for sure, because you are right that the wax will get on the table if there’s nothing under it. I’m also trying to find candles that will burn really well without a lot of wax spillage, because if the wax does spill over, it can plug up the bottom of the bottle, and then the candle doesn’t get enough air and it goes out. Anyone know of candles that burn more or less straight down, without spilling all of their wax?
Also, I will be performing a burn test to try and burn the candles for at least 6 hours. I too have fears of the bottles getting hot and exploding! And they do tend to get really hot at the tops, so we’ll need to put a little card on the table to warn our guests not to touch them.
Post # 15
I love these! How did you cut the bottoms of the wine bottles? I’ll cross my fingers they don’t explode on you! Maybe a back up could be the flameless candles or something smaller like a tea light
Post # 16
Great work! That looks fantastic