Step 1: Getting Started
First step is to gather the materials.
1. Bottle seal wax
-LD Carlson burgundy
purchased at my local home
2. Wide mouth pint glass jar
3. Small pot
4. Something to stir the wax with
-I used a colored pencil
5. Butter knife
6. Razor blade
7. Tea light candle
8. Wax stamp
Step 2: Melting the Wax
beads. When dipping the bottle it
will displace wax. Be sure not to
overfill. You can always add more.
2. Place jar in center the of the pot.
3. Add water to the pot. I attempted to match the water level in the pot to the
level of the wax in the jar. Make sure
the jar isn't floating.
4. Place on stoveburner at a medium heat, stirring occasionally until the wax is melted. This may take over an hour.
Step 3: Pre Waxing Corks
1. Using butter knife, scoop a small
amount of wax onto the top of the
2. Allow wax to dry for a minute.
3. Using the razor blade, cut the
excess wax around the top of the
Step 4: Waxing the Bottle
no cork is visible.
2. When removing the bottle from the
wax, tilt the bottle sideways and
3. When the wax looks smooth dip the waxed portion of the bottle in a cool bowl of water.
We now have waxed bottles!
Step 5: Stamping the Wax
1. Using the tea light candle, warm the
wax on the top of the bottle.
2. Quickly and steadily press the stamp onto the wax. Leaving it there for a minimum of 30 seconds. This will allow the wax to harden and prevent smearing the wax.
I hope this instructable has helped. Enjoy your wine!