Learn how to make Champagne Glass Candles. It is very simple to make homemade candles and they also make great gifts.

Champagne glass candles beside each other.

How to make Champagne Glass Candles

I love candles and have them all around my home.  I also have a lot of Champagne flutes lounging around my home. So, I decided to take my favorite glassware and turn it into candles to be used in my home.

Don’t let the idea of making these at home intimidate you. It is actually very simple and anyone can easily make these.

So, gather your supplies and start making several today. You will be hooked once you try this DIY.

Can you make candles in other glasses?

Making candles at home is a very easy process. You can really get creative on what you make them in.

The options are endless for containers. Some ideas include: coffee mugs, wine glasses, candy dish, votives or champagne flute.

You can really use anything with a solid base and turn it into a fantastic DIY Candle. If you want a larger candle, try using a martini glass for the container.

It is the perfect project to shop around your house. Look for containers that you no longer use and are just taking up space. Turn them into fabulous candles!

Supplies for candles.

Supplies needed:

  • Champagne Flutes (if you don’t have any check your local thrift store)
  • Soy Wax
  • Candle Wicks. Natural Cotton Wicks work best.
  • Dixie Cups

With only these 4 simple supplies, anyone can easily make homemade candles.

How to Make Champagne Glass Candles:

  • Step 1. Prepare the containers. Grab your champagne flutes and rinse them out with warm water.  Dry your glasses and set on a flat surface to air dry for a few moments. 

  • Step 2. Use the Dixie Cup. Now grab your Dixie cup and fill it with just a little bit of your soy wax. We used Dixie cups because that is what we had but any sturdy paper cups will work.

    Place in the microwave for 1 minute. No need to use a double boiler. The microwave does a great job.
  • Step 3. Remove your cups from the microwave. Pour the melted wax in the bottom of your champagne flutes.  You can add essential oil or fragrance oil if desired for a scented option.
  • Step 4. Insert the wick. Once you pour the wax, quickly place the candle wicks into the wax. It will harden around the base of the wick within seconds. It is important to do this very quickly.
Wick in candle.

  • Step 5. Allow the wax to harden. Once the wax has hardened, it is time to complete the remaining steps.
  • Step 6. Fill the paper cups. Grab 3 Dixie cups and fill them to the very top with your soy wax. Place in the microwave for 2 minutes. 

    Remove the Dixie cups from the microwave and immediately pour it into your base. Once it sets, you may need to trim the wick.

How to store:

DIY candles should be stored in a cool, dry place. They need to be kept away from direct heat or direct sunlight.

Proper storage will ensure it has a long shelf life. If stored properly, homemade candles can last up to a year. After that, the wax may start to change and the quality altered.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Trim the wick. Before you burn it initially, the wick needs to be trimmed. It should be ¼ inch above the candle.
  • Natural Cotton Wicks. This type of wick work best with soy wax. Pre-waxed candle wicks will also help it to emit less smoke while burning.
  • Essential Oils. If you plan to add essential oils or fragrance, it is important to properly stir the mixture. The wax and scent need to be properly blended. Keep in mind that essential oils do not give off a very strong scent.
  • Wax. It is important to use a good quality soy wax to make your candle. It will help it to last longer and have a clean burn. Natural Soy Wax will also help the glass not to get too hot.
  • Candle Dye. If you would like to have a color variation, you can use candle dye. This can be found at your local craft store and comes in liquid, blocks and powdered form.

    If you are only using one color, it is best to use powdered or block dye. However, if you plan to combine colors, liquid dye is best suited for this. Any of these options are easy to use.
  • Quickly insert the wick. The wax will harden very quickly. You must move very quickly during this step to get the wick properly inserted.

It is very easy to make this DIY and these simple tips will make it even easier. I think you will be pleasantly surprised how easy it is.

It is easy to make Champagne Flute Candles.

We used 3 Dixie Cups and it was enough for each champagne flute. So, you will need a total of 6 full cups to complete this project and that’s it.

Aren’t these just perfect? They would be fun to add to any décor or special occasion.

I love to use items that we have around the house. It is so fun and budget friendly to repurpose items that would otherwise get tossed to the side.

These are gorgeous and make a great gift as well. You might consider making a couple extra for friend sand family. Everyone will absolutely love them.

Let us know in the comment section how they turn out for you. I think you will have a blast making these.

Champagne glass candles in a group.

Print the instructions for Champagne Glass Candles:

DIY Champagne Glass Candles

Prep Time5 minutes
Active Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Keyword: DIY Champagne Glass Candles
Yield: 1
Author: One Crazy Mom

Equipment

  • Champagne Flutes (if you don’t have any check your local thrift store)
  • Soy Wax
  • Candle Wicks
  • Dixie Cups

Instructions

  • Grab your champagne flutes and rinse them out with warm water.  Dry your glasses and set on a flat surface to air dry for a few moments.  I’m sure yours are dusty like mine. (Don’t judge!)
  • Now grab your Dixie cup and fill it with just a little bit of your soy wax and place in the microwave for 1 minute.
  • Remove your cups from the microwave and pour in the bottom of your champagne flutes.  Quickly place your candle wicks into the wax and it will harden around the base of the wick within seconds.
  • Once the wax has hardened it’s time to make up the rest of our candle.
  • Grab 3 dixie cups and fill them to the very top with your soy wax and place in the microwave for 2 minutes.  Once your 2 minutes are up remove the Dixie cups from the microwave and immediately pour it into your candle base.
  • 3 Dixie Cups were enough for each champagne flute, so you’ll need a total of 6 full cups to complete this project and that’s it.

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  1. Amanda says:

    Lovely. A word of caution though, not all glass containers are as heat resistant as others and could shatter when you pour in hot wax or later when the even hotter flame is going in it.

    1. carrie says:

      Great point – Thanks for sharing Amanda!