You'll need:

- Jack Daniels bottle (or other)
- soy wax flakes
- old microwaveable plastic container (I re-used a soup one, from a bought soup)
- wick
- superglue
- microwave
- wet tile saw
- grinder or wet'n'dry sandpaper
- sandblaster (optional)
- skewers
- decoration

Chop the top of the Jack Daniels bottle off with the wet tile saw, grind any rough edges if necessary. Clean and dry. Use sandblaster to sandblast the bottle (I'll admit it, I wanted to make a pretty pattern, and the sticker came off, hence the overall matte look). Clean and dry. Affix wick to centre of bottle with superglue, then find a way to keep it centred (I drilled a hole into a lollipop stick with a dremel, but you can put a skewer through it, or lay a cross out of skewers, anything to keep it in the middle). Microwave wax flakes (I did several thirty second stints, to be on the safe side, I had the desired consistency after about 4 minutes total, in a 750W microwave, I stopped when nearly all wax was liquid, with the odd one still solid). Remove from microwave and use a skewer to stir and melt in any remaining solid wax flakes, then pour. Leave to set for several hours, then trim wick and decorate.

Silk ribbon by http://www.sowzeredesigns.com

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    The "Take a Bottle" project is, essentially, an combination of a) my "Follies for Follies" project, which got me into whimsical work, c) recycling and preserving the planet, d) a general tendency to tinker, and e) an ever-existing quest to make glass accessible to a wide variety of people. The concept is simple - taking existing glass (it doesn't have to be a bottle, of course), and turn it into something else. While I am mainly running this project for my own amusement, I am very happy to run workshops on glass recycling and crafting with glass. If you do any of the projects, I'd love to see your results! Email me at sabine [you know what goes here] sabinelittle.com

    DISCLAIMER: I take no responsibility for the success of your projects, or any injury or harm resulting from you following them, including, but not limited to, the handling of glass, tools, etc.!


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