Glass Bottle Turned Candle

July 19, 2012

I’ve been working on so many big projects lately (like the stairs, painting, and this chair) that I wanted to take a quick break and create something super quick and easy to share with you. One of my favorite drinks, especially in the summer, is Saratoga Sparkling Water. Since I live in the town where this water is manufactured, it’s available most everywhere and everytime I see the gorgeous cobalt blue bottle, I just stare at it’s beauty.

I never get the nerve to throw the bottles away and have been stockpiling them in my garage waiting for a DIY project to pop into my head. And finally, here’s my first creation with the blue beauties…

Cute, right?  And it’s uber-easy to make.  Here’s how…

I started off with:

  • my used Saratoga Sparkling Water glass bottle with screw on top *
  • Lamp oil or citronella oil
  • Large Wicks (I found these replacement wicks for tiki torches at Target)
  • twine
  • hot glue gun
  • drill

* other glass bottles like wine bottles, spaghetti jars, mason jars, etc could also work to create this type of a candle. (check out the small Barefoot wine bottle in the pic below)

Once I was finished drinking my sparkly, I had the Mister drill a hole in the bottle cap (sorry no pic here because he did it while I was out n’ about).  The hole should be slightly smaller than the wick so it fits snugly. Once the hole is drilled, the wick went in.

We then filled up the glass bottle with the lantern oil and tested out the new candle.

And it worked!

Then it was time to add some bling (nautical bling, not diamond bling).  I love the Saratoga lettering, but decided to add some rope as an accent.  I’m probably the only DIY blogger who hasn’t created something using rope, so here it goes.

Starting at the back of the bottle, I added a small dab of hot glue and attached the end of the rope.

I continued the rope around and around and around…

…and then once I was at the end, I trimmed the rope and added another dab of hot glue.

Complete and ready to enjoy!

And here are some details…

Pretty simple to create, right?!

Have you ever upcycled a glass bottle or wine bottle?

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Comments

  1. Super idea and I love the blue bottle. Hugs, Marty
    Marty@A Stroll Thru Life recently posted..Dresser Refinished

  2. Wow! This is a super clever and elegant idea! Thanks so much for sharing the “how to”s with us. I am pinning this so I don’t forget the instructions.
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  3. Oh goodness, this is such a great idea! I am totally lusting after one of those cobalt bottles now so that I can try this out! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love it! I am so doing this…we live on our patio, and these would look fabulous!

  5. A very elegant Molotov cocktail, I feel its almost to pretty to throw through a starbucks window.

    • So upon first viewing the picture I too, thought this was a crafty way to use a molotov cocktail. It’s an excellent way to have both a lamp and quick explosive in case things get rowdy and the cops show up.

      I am definately making these.

  6. Pretty! Though I’m confused as to why it says “candle” when it’s clearly an oil lamp?

  7. WOW! These are great! Yes, I have upcycled this beautiful bottle that I found on the side of the road. You can see it here:
    http://scissorsstampsandscrapbooks.blogspot.com/2012/07/creatively-made-week-2-project.html

  8. I love this idea, but won’t it get too hot & break, expolode, or something? If you could reply via my email address, I’d appreciate it. Thanks–cool idea–love the blue color and lovely shape of the bottle.

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  1. [...] Jenna from SAS Interiors had been stockpiling away the pretty blue bottles from her favorite sparkling water. Like Jenna, there’s no way I would trash one of these beauties – just too much repurposing potential there! [...]

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