Upcycle Wine Bottles into DIY Citronella Wine Bottle Candles with this easy tutorial. Keep those pesky bugs away this summer with this fun craft project.
DIY Citronella Wine Bottle Candles
Keep those pesky bugs away this summer with these gorgeous citronella wine bottle candles! Hubby and I have started a fun little project together and I’m so excited to share it with all of you. We’re making wine bottle candles and we love the way they look.
Hubby is in charge of cutting the wine bottles and together we melt the wax and set the candles. We ordered all of our supplies online and we’re having so much fun together with our new hobby. I had no idea candle making was so easy and I love that it’s something we are doing together.
Today I thought it would be fun to show you how easy it is to make your own DIY Citronella Wine Bottle Candles.
Supplies needed to Make Citronella Wine Bottle Candles
- Dremel with diamond blade for cutting glass
- wine bottles
- Painter’s Tape
- Wet or dry sandpaper
- Candle making soy wax
- Candle wicks
- Double boiler
- Citronella Oil
Step 1: Remove label from wine bottle.
Step 2: Wrap tape around wine bottle to mark where you want to cut your bottle. Use your Dremel to carefully cut the top of your wine bottle. Ours are 5 inches tall.
Step 3: Lightly sand edges using sandpaper.
Step 4: Add 3 cups of soy wax to double boiler to melt wax.
Step 5: Place candle wick in center of wine bottle. I wrap the wick around a pencil to keep it centered.
Step 6: Once the wax is melted, added 10-15 drops of citronella oil to wax. Slowly pour wax into wine bottle. Set aside until wax sets.
That’s it! Now you have these gorgeous citronella wine bottle candles for your outdoor space. And, it’s the perfect excuse to drink wine tonight:). Keep all those bugs away while you enjoy a glass of wine on your deck or patio. To make regular candles just switch out the citronella oil for your favorite fragrance oil.
Now, I’m off to drink some wine and make more wine glass candles. I hope I’ve inspired you to make your own candles.
Cheers to a fun DIY project and an awesome sweepstakes!