I am excited to now offer small-batch, handcrafted, 100% soy wax candles that have been repurposed from used wine and champagne bottles.
Each container is individually hand-cut, -polished, and -poured by me.
All glass bottles are locally sourced from bars and restaurants in Orlando and Winter Park. ("Champagne" bottles are anything of a sparkling nature - Champagne, Cava, Prosecco, etc.)
Do you have a special bottle, or looking for a special bottle to be cut and polished?
Email Jillian for options at email@example.com.
Each Bottle is Unique
Because these bottles are all different in size and shape, the fill amount of wax can vary in each candle. Fill amounts can range from 8 ounces to 16 ounces net weight.
Punt or no Punt
Many wine and champagne bottles have a punt. The punt, also known as a kick-up, is the dimple at the bottom of a wine bottle. To be centered, each wick will be on top of the punt. Because of this, a lot of unused wax would be left when the wick burns to its end. To offset the waste, I’ve surrounded deep punts with fire glass. Fire glass is heat-resistant, nonflammable, decorative glass used in gas fireplaces.
When finished with your candle, the fire glass can be washed and reused as an attractive touch in vases or in your gas fireplace.
More than just a candle!
These upcycled bottles can be used for more than candles! They make beautiful vases, tea light holders, makeup brush holders, there are so many ways to repurpose them!
Build your own bottle by picking the container type, size, fragrance, and wick. If you are looking for a particular bottle email me to see what I have in stock. I always have a backlog of champagne and liquor bottles just waiting to be cut and sent home with that special someone. :)
Wick options are all-cotton or 100% wood wicks.
Wood wicks are sourced from FSC certified mills and are a sustainable, natural, and eco-friendly wicking option. I highly recommend purchasing a wick trimmer if you chose an all-natural wood wick. Before each new burn, wood wicks must be trimmed evenly across the top for a proper burn. You can find wick trimmers easily online.
Click on the picture below for a short video on how to trim wood wicks.
Average Burn Times
For a proper candle burn, the average burn time is a minimum of two hours to ensure the wax has evenly melted to the edge of the container. A maximum of four hours is recommended to maximize the life of your candle.
A huge thank you to everyone that donated empty bottles, especially Kristen at The Parkview now that Winter Park no longer recycles glass. Thanks to The Alfond Inn and Delaney's Tavern for letting me have your brunch bottles. And thank you to my neighbors (who will remain nameless) for having such amazing taste in champagne and giving me your empties. :)
Where to Recycle
I recycle all of my candle containers for reuse. Locations accepting containers are listed below. Please be sure to check their website for location and hours.