Post # 1
Does anybody have any idea how to seal a corked bottle with wax? Below is the inspiration picture and a picture of the bottles I want to use. I’m clueless!
Thanks so much!
Post # 3
I have never done this before, but I would imagine that it is done like this:
Buy meltable wax – buy at a craft store (ask a sales person for assistance on what kind of wax might work best)
Melt wax in an old pot over the stove (you may have to toss the pot when your done) Make sure to melt it enough so its liquid but not too much so its super runny….
Either: 1. Dip corked bottle in wax upside down and let it drip and cool before you fit it right side up. Let it completely cool off and your done
<span class=”Apple-tab-span” style=”white-space: pre”> 2. wrap the base of the bottle in paper and tape it on tight. Poor wax over the top of the cork and let it cool. Then take off taped paper and you should have a clean line and no waxy mess on the bottle.
try a couple practice ones before you start with the Real ones… 🙂
Post # 4
Supplies you need
1/2 paraffin to ½ beeswax
Ground cinnamon or other spice
crayon for coloring
Melt the paraffin and beeswax in a small tin or coffee can placed in a pan of simmering water. Be very careful because paraffin is flammable! Use low heat. Add crayon of your choice of color. You don’t have to add color if you don’t want to. Add cinnamon or spice of your choice.
When it is all melted dip the top of your corked bottle into the warm wax. Allow excess to drip back into the can. Rotate bottle slowly as wax cools for even distribution. You may need to dip the bottle several times to get a thick seal.
Post # 5
A great way to melt wax is in an electric skillet. That is what we use in art class and it works great and you just unplug it and let it harden in the skillet for reuse later.
I second the dipping idea. Wax will dry fairly fast and you can always use a headted paperclip/other piece of metal to shape it or mely parts off later.
Post # 6
you could seal them with your new inital…
Post # 7
I like that idea Vista. We are actually already married, this would be for us to renew our vows. But, I’m using a W for some other details, might want to add it there! Thanks!