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Step 1: Melt Your Candle
Pouring the wax:
Note: You will make a mess.
If you want, before you pour the wax, you can squirt some cooking spray into the bottle to make removing the candle from the bottle easier later on, but I didn't try it so I can't predict how it will go.
Stick your funnel inside the the beer bottle and *carefully* pour the wax into the bottle. Quickly move on to step 2.
Step 2: Wicking and Removing the Label
Cut a sideways slit in the middle of a piece of tape and stick the wick into the slit. Squish the tape around the wick to hold it in place. Insert the wick into the bottle and press the tape onto the bottle.
Step 3: Breaking the Bottle
Turn your hammer around and CAREFULLY (Did I mention carefully?) use the back end of your hammer to break the bottom off of the bottle. You don't want to break the candle inside the bottle. Chances are the cracks will travel all the way up the bottle (this is good). Once there is sufficient crackage, use the back end of your hammer to pull jagged ends away from the bottle. I would recommend some kind of Kevlar (sp?) gloves to protect your hands. Do NOT try to use your nails to get a better grip on the glass. You will have a bloody candle. (Trust me, I know.)
Once you have enough of the candle exposed, grip the candle and ever-so-gently twist it. You'll hear some nice cracking sounds as the candle separates from the glass. Carefully remove the candle.
Step 4: Labelling
P.S. If the top of your bottle comes out a bit jagged, heat a saucepan up to medium on your stove, turn your creation upside down and carefully touch the tip of your bottlecandle to the pot. It will melt it down a bit. Then turn off the stove, remove your candle and re-position the wick.