Recycled Wine Glasses

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I had a few wine glasses that I wanted to reuse/recycle into candles using soy wax.

Materials:
wine glasses
soy flakes
color chips for the wax
wicks
scented oils
*I use clothes pins and pencils to keep the wicks centered.
*newspaper for an easy clean up

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Step 1: Soy Flakes

1. Wash and clean the wine glasses.
2. Set up the candle making area.....lay down newspapers, set up wicks in wine glasses, add water to pot, add soy flakes to second melting pot, have a spoon ready to mix the soy flakes, pot holders or towels, etc...
3. melt soy flakes, add colored chips to achieve the color you want mix well.
4. Add the scented oils.
5. Pour soy flakes into wine glasses.

Step 2: Cooling

1. Let the candles sit and cool for a few hours.

2. Once dry, remove the clothes pins and cut the wicks to the desired length.

3. Clean the candles and remove any excess wax drips.

Step 3: Wine Candles

These recycled wine glass candles are a great gift!

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    MayankA48

    9 months ago

    Did you know that you can use those wine glasses to make a xylophone to make your own music. Watch the video I found here:
    https://youtu.be/bf-AsvBUKRs

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    mandy.easterbrook.1

    3 years ago

    I love these candles and really want to make some, I have lots of glasses, but a friend of mine said hers exploded when she used wine glasses. Something to do with the heat of the burn. Have you ever had this problem?

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    lakita 59mandy.easterbrook.1

    Reply 3 years ago

    I have used soy wax and wine glasses for years and some of the thinnest wine glasses you can imagine,i just wonder if the wick was to big and got to hot while burning?just a thought for valentines day i do a wine and rose that is just awsome in the wine glasses

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    No, I've never had any problems with the glass breaking. I use soy wax which sits and cools before pouring into the wine glass.

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    I meant once she had made the candles and lit them, they exploded. I dont want to make mini bombs for my family haha. Maybe she weakened the glass by pouring in the wax when too hot. I am going to make some, I have the soy wax etc on order I just wanted to make sure.

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    mandy.easterbrook.1

    3 years ago

    I love these candles and really want to make some, I have lots of glasses, but a friend of mine said hers exploded when she used wine glasses. Something to do with the heat of the burn. Have you ever had this problem?