Light up wine bottles
Date Posted: 16:21:41 07/09/04 Fri
Subject: New idea for wine bottles
Just came from store and couldn't believe my eyes. I have been making lighted wine bottles with a nice bow on them and selling them for $7.50. Have been selling alot of them. Today in the store I saw a wine bottle (drilled like I do for the lights) and attached to it in a little bag was a ring(like a key ring). They were selling them as incense burners for $12.95. Someone was actually buying one while I was there. You simply put the thin end into the key ring, light the incense and blow out after a short time and insert it into the bottle. The ring keeps it from falling through. No mess! What an idea. I guess I'll have to do a few of those too. Hope this is useful to someone. Happy Crafting!
[> Re: New idea for wine bottles -- fauxma, 20:46:48 07/09/04 Fri 
hey Crafty 43..... way to go..... hehehe.... still having a visual problem... any pics around of yours or of the new incense burners that you'll sure to be making....
i just fried out my bottle cutter a couple weeks ago... ran outta wire and used what i had here... fried the dang transformer....
soooooooo this might be a new venue for using the bottles....
great idea... can't wait to hear more about this ..
Annie in Canada
[> Re: New idea for wine bottles -- jenjoy, 01:26:00 07/10/04 Sat 
Oh good Annie! I thought I was the only one with vision problems around here! I always do better when I can see a picture - I'm a visual learner! I'd love to see a pic. of these too if possible
[> Re: New idea for wine bottles -- Crafty43, 08:40:56 07/10/04 Sat 
Have to go to store today. Will pick up incense and key rings and will try to post picture. Happy Crafting!
[> Re: New idea for wine bottles -- NOHbrat, 20:41:18 07/10/04 Sat 
You should be able to find the directions to make these online. Most people are doing wire twists with beads around the bottles, or pretty decals glued on. They actually have been popular since the 60's and are at most craft shows.
Just drill a hole, about an inch up from the bottom of the bottle.. (so the ashes don't fall out), and tie on, wire on, however you want, a key ring so that you stick the end in the keyring and drop the smoking incense into the bottle. The smoke will completely fill the bottle then slowly rise out of the top, so this really looks good in a clear bottle.
I've also seen people that can do wire crafts wrap the bottle with beads and wire, and they wire a spring over the bottle opening, so that you clip the incense in the spring. The keyring is easier to do. Lots of possibilities for creativity and it's very inexpensive to do.
Find a wino in your neighborhood and beg the empty bottles, LOL!
There are some on this page for reference:
[> Re: New idea for wine bottles -- Crafty43, 21:07:04 07/10/04 Sat 
Thanks for the information and the link. It's amazing how things become popular again. Happy Crafting!!
[> Re: New idea for wine bottles -- miel, 21:56:50 07/10/04 Sat 
Does etching a wine bottle look nice, and is it necessary to drill a hole and how is it done, dumb question if you don't drill a hole your incense goes out right.
[> Re: New idea for wine bottles -- fauxma, 03:32:50 07/11/04 Sun 
thanks for the link to the smoking bottles.... the split key ring makes more sense now..... i thought i was having a totally blonde ..... er grey ... moment.....
still would love to see pics of your lighted wine bottles though Crafty43...
yes Jennifer... visual learners are usually crafters cause there is usually too many crafts in the brain to keep focus on one thing only...... hehehe
and like Miel.... i would like to know.... does the incense go out without the hole? or is the hole just to help with the air flow of the smoke?
[> Re: New idea for wine bottles -- Crafty43, 11:12:25 07/11/04 Sun 
Will try to post picture of lighted bottle later today. I think you do need the whole, because it gives a chimney effect and pushes the scent out the top. Happy Crafting!
[> Re: New idea for wine bottles -- flo, 11:39:28 07/11/04 Sun 
What will they think of next? I make oil lamps out of some of mine - mostly the cobalt blue ones. I paint a design on them and then they are fitted with a ceramic cork and wick. Fill with lamp oil and enjoy! The following post shows 2 of my wine lights: (flo a.k.a. rainee)
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[> Re: New idea for wine bottles -- NOHbrat, 14:15:52 07/11/04 Sun 
It will be very hard, or impossible, for the incense to burn without the hole drilled in. This allows oxygen to go into the bottle while the smoke comes out the top.
[> Re: New idea for wine bottles -- Crafty43, 15:22:02 07/11/04 Sun 
Here is a picture of a couple lighted bottles. A little blury, but I think you can get the idea. Tried to post it here directly, but couldn't get it to go. Did something wrong. Thanks and Happy Crafting!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/ ... 4_0001.jpg
[> Re: New idea for wine bottles -- jenjoy, 16:19:21 07/11/04 Sun 
Oh I get the key ring now too!!!! I just went back to the picture and studied it after reading fauxma's post!!! that's cool! Here's another idea for a source for wine bottles: I had to collect 40 bottles to decorate for a spagheti feed at our school and I got them at a local Italian restaurant...they were just recycling them as it was so they were glad to give them too me.
[> Re: New idea for wine bottles -- Sue, Tx, 22:29:54 07/11/04 Sun 
That's a great idea instead of the local wino. How about The Olive Garden.