Upcycling: Chanel Perfume Bottle to Oil Candle



This is a do-it-yourself (diy) project that I thought of a few years back. I had some empty Chanel perfume bottles that I could not bear to throw away (or recycle), so I decided to upcycle them instead and display them in my boudoir. While I would find it perfectly suitable to simply display the empty bottles in ones boudoir, turning them into candles is even more “boudwonderful”!



To make the Chanel perfume bottle candle here are the steps to follow:

1.    Wash out empty perfume bottles taking care not to get the labels wet (you may want to tape some plastic over the label to ensure it stays dry)
2.    Purchase some glass wick tubes, wicks (the kind for oil candles) and candle/lamp oil
3.    Using a tiny funnel pour the candle oil into your empty (and dry) perfume bottle
4.    Insert Candle wick holder with wick inside (make sure that the wick is long enough to be fully submerged into the oil so that the wick absorbs the candle oil before burning)
5.    Light the wick and place on table or shelf and enjoy


A few other reminders:

1.    NEVER leave a lit candle unattended
2.    Always put the candle out (preferably with a snuffer) before leaving the room
3.    Take great care when working with fire and flammable substances




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    • HG Wellz on January 6, 2010 at 3:06 am
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    Cool Blog sweetheart! It’s Boudwonderful!!! Keep up the good work!

  1. I love this idea! How clever. I also love your blog!!!

  2. Nice post, finding a good perfume is not a difficult job, but finding a perfume in antique bottle is quite difficult.

    • Sarah on January 22, 2010 at 8:53 am
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    Thanks for the comment on my “Upcycling: Chanel Perfume Bottle to Oil Candle” post! I know, it is difficult to find the vintage bottles. I’m searching for more (that aren’t ridiculously priced). The thing with these is that they’re actually only from the mid-1990’s. I purchased them at Nordstrom. I’m not sure if they still make them like this or not. I was poking around the Chanel counter the other day and didn’t see any, but they may have just been in boxes behind the glass.

  3. You have a good blog. Looks like you have put in a huge amount of work on it. Here is one of my favorite sites. Flameless Candle Warmer

    • Sarah on February 13, 2010 at 5:42 pm
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    Thank you so much for the compliment. It is a lot of work, but I sure do enjoy it. I like the link that you left. I am really bad about leaving candles burning when I fall asleep or leave the house, so anything flameless is a plus. 🙂

    • daniel on November 19, 2010 at 2:08 am
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    sarah my name is danny and i would like to know if i could use some of your images for my GCSE coursework they will not be published if you could get back to me ASAP that would be much appriciated thank you.

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