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candle in a bottle

Are these not just so pretty?

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I saw them in an interior shop while I was on holiday and thought, as soon as I get home I’m going to make them! So here they are.

I love using hearts because I’m a heart kind-of-girl. If you’re not one, you can use any other shape, or initials, or cut out a word!

What you need:
2 sheets of reading book paper
scissors
an old clean glass bottle
glue
rope or ribbon depending on the size of the neck of the bottle… about 50cm’s

Take the page and measure on the bottle what the size of the paper should be. The circumference of the bottle will be wider on the outside than the inside, but measure it to get an idea.

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You will have to stick the sheets together, but to start off first stick the one side together and make sure that it is cut straight. Then and cut off the wrinkled edges.

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Now measure approximately where you want to cut the hearts or shapes. Lightly fold the paper and cut out your shape.

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Before you put the paper in the bottle, glue the one end of the paper, put it in the bottle and spread the paper inside the bottle. Then stick the other end of the paper to the bottle. Almost done.

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Now to just finish off the project tie a ribbon or piece of rope around the neck of the bottle, and place a tea-light candle in the bottle.

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They are beautiful for the middle of your table or to put a few of them on your windowsill and light them for a pretty picture in the evenings.

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Happy crafting and enjoy your pretty candle holders.