$968
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18
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, August 8 2014 7:43 PM UTC +00:00
$968
pledged of $4,700pledged of $4,700 goal
18
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, August 8 2014 7:43 PM UTC +00:00

About

Potato Sack Marilyn by Ward Hooper
Potato Sack Marilyn by Ward Hooper
McCall Waterski by Ward Hooper
McCall Waterski by Ward Hooper

The most amazing, beautifully smelling candles in all the lands! Made with a wine bottle and bestowed with gorgeous artwork by Ward Hooper. 

Within the last year, we have perfected our craft of wine bottle candles and have found success both in gift shops and online sales. Our candles are 100% soy hand poured into upcycled wine bottles, rescued from the landfill. (You are welcome, fellow tree-hugger.) Smell something you like? Could be our Hippie Hut, Bottomless Mimosas, Porch Swing, Wild West, Griddle Grease....

You will see many individuals making wine bottle candles these days, but ours truly stand out. While some are cutting their own glass and crudely sanding it to a fine dangerously jagged edge, our glass is beautifully beveled creating a clean, smooth rim safe enough to drink from. Our candles burn for about 75 hours, and then you can (and will!) reuse the container as a drinking glass.We purchase our glass from Usful Glassworks, where products are proudly produced by job training participants that include the jobless and homeless, refugees, at-risk youth and those on probation or parole. We support our community in many ways.

We have partnered with a well-loved and known local artist, Ward Hooper, whom has created over 30 labels for us to give our clients a huge variety. We are also in the process of acquiring the licensing for Idaho's two most prominent sports teams, to display their logos on our candles. (Hint: It's Boise State University & University of Idaho.) 

Here is where YOU come in: The success of our small family business depends on more visibility and attending lots of shows and festivals. Pre-paying vendor fees far in advance and having enough inventory to participate in events can be really overwhelming cost-wise. The ability to sell and showcase our product, in person, to thousands of people at once, would be the next best step for our little business. We hope to obtain enough support to pay for vendor fees,  prepare enough supplies to handle the high demand at festivals, and cover special licensing fees. 

Thank you for your support! 

Hyde Park by Ward Hooper
Hyde Park by Ward Hooper
Idaho travel tin candles $10 pledge!
Idaho travel tin candles $10 pledge!

Risks and challenges

Some may question why we have such a need if our product is already doing so well... As a very small business trying to get their foot in the door to future events, it certainly takes quite a bit of start-up money. We have succeeded in getting off the ground, though to be a part of shows and festivals, you need to put all of the money up front - sometimes months before you ever have a chance to earn it on your sales. We have already perfected our product, and have had great success in our community and at our local markets. We are confident that we can get a few steps ahead of ourselves and be completely prepared for any demand that comes our way. It's my hope that our Backers will have that same confidence, and am certain they will love their candles! All of our Backer's orders will be handcrafted and shipped before any funding is allocated to our main goal 'Get us to the shows!' , so there is no worry about our success at the markets affecting our pledge fulfillment.

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    Pledge US$ 3 or more About US$ 3

    The "I'M ON A BUDGET BUT WOULD LOVE TO HELP" Level ~ As a 'Thank You' for backing us with $3, you will receive a 2oz travel tin candle, made from the same high quality ingredients as our wine bottle candles. We will surprise you with a great scent! (We promise not to sneak in anything too weird, like our Griddle Grease candle!)

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    Two - 2oz Tin travel candles of your choice from a list of scents we currently create. Made from the same quality ingredients as our wine bottle candles!

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    'THE BEST DEAL, EVER' ~ One 8oz candle in an upcycled wine bottle. Choose from one of the scents we currently create. You can choose from any of the 8oz labels we have, including the Vintage cowgirl with YOUR state on the label. (This is almost the same you would pay for our candle at a gift store!)

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    'INTERNATIONAL BACKERS' ~ Shipping candles can get pretty spendy...but we would hate to leave out our international friends. For $45 you will receive one 8oz candle in an upcycled wine bottle. You can choose from one of the scents we currently create, with a Vintage. cowgirl label.

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    For the generous amount of $50, you will receive one 8oz candle, and one 12oz candle with a cork topper, you choose one or two of the scents we currently create. Choose from any of our current labels, or have the pin-up cowgirl with YOUR state on the label!

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    'WE'LL MAKE A CHANDLER OUT OF YOU YET' ~ Create a scent of your choosing, give it a quirky name, and you will receive two 8oz candles and one 12oz candle w/cork topper. Choose 1-3 labels from any of our current artwork, including the pin-up cowgirl with YOUR State on the label.

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    'YOU ARE A GOD TO US' ~ We will create a personalized label, (with your photo, if you would like!) create a scent of your choosing, and name it whatever you like. You will receive two of each size candle in an upcycled wine bottle. (4 candles total of your own label and scent!)

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Funding period

- (30 days)