Recycled Wine Bottle Candle Holders


Between the gift wrap, party supplies, and excess food gone bad, my garbage can is never more full than it is during the week after New Year’s Day.  In all that mess, I knew there must be something I could repurpose using my CAMEO.  I noticed that I had several empty wine bottles left over from entertaining this year, so I decided to turn them into something pretty that I could enjoy the rest of the year.

If you don’t want to get too messy, you can just decorate the outside of your bottles and then either stick taper candles in the neck or even slide a light strand inside.  I like messy though…so I removed the base of each of my bottles using the “flaming string” method for cutting bottles (just do an internet search if you’re interested and you’ll find plenty of videos showing the process).  If you choose to go this route, I’d recommend that you wear safety glasses and gloves, have a fire extinguisher nearby, and keep pets and children out of the room as a precaution. ?


I couldn’t get the idea of grapevines out of my mind, but I wanted to try a variety of looks…so I chose three very different designs from the Online Store to represent classic, vintage, and modern “vines”.   I had several different kinds of bottles to experiment with and decided that I really liked how the gold adhesive vinyl looked on the green glass.  I simply cut two different repeating patterns out of vinyl and moved my designs to the bottles using transfer paper and the scraper tool.


For the clear glass bottle, I decided to cut my design out of stencil vinyl and etch my glass instead for a slightly different look.  (I’ve placed a piece of cardstock inside of the bottle here in order to show some of the detail better.)


To finished my candle holders off, I simply tied a length of jute rope around the base and placed a small votive candle inside of each one.  These would make pretty tabletop decorations for a Valentine’s Day dinner at home too!  Have you used your Silhouette in any repurpose projects yet?


2 Comment

  1. These are pretty neat! Actually, they’re really pretty! I’m curious how you did that.

  2. Thanks so much Sharon! Here is a link to one of my favorite videos demonstrating cutting a bottle with a flaming string: I used rubbing alcohol instead of acetone, and it may take a couple of tries, especially with a thicker glass bottle…but it does work!

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