Date Night Fun!

So my husband and I spent the evening together tonight and decided to try something new and fun! We like to find activities that we can do together that does not involve the normal dinner and a movie.  I had come across this idea on Pinterest and decided it was time to try making wine bottle candles, which is a candle placed under a wine bottle with the bottom cut off. Sounds pretty simple, right?

Jason put together the cutting contraption and I picked out a few bottles (out of my 300++ collection!!)  It took a few tries to get the hang of it, but we ended up with about 8 keepers by the end of the night! To start, we made a score line on the bottle wherever we wanted the bottom to be. We then placed the bottle in boiling water and then ice cubes (and back and forth) until the bottom cracked off. Sometimes, a crack formed elsewhere in the bottle ruining the whole thing! After the bottom is cut off, the bottle needs to be sanded and polished for a clean and unsharp edge.

All in all, we had a fun evening. Even Jason will admit to this! Now all I need is candles to go underneath the bottles!!

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