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This project was successfully funded on April 5, 2013.

Glassed Over makes 100% Handcrafted Soy wax Candles out of Recycled Wine Bottles.

About this project

Who Are We?

We are Ted and Taylor, two lifelong friends. We created Glassed Over because we wanted to see something new and exciting come from discarded wine bottles. We have a history of tinkering and spending weekends building whatever we could think of. Now, we have a goal to build our company Glassed Over.

What are Glassed Over Wine Bottle Candles?

Well, what we do is we take empty wine bottles and cut off the tops. Then, we grind down the rim and edges so that they are as smooth as possible. Next, we pour 100% soy wax straight into what used to be a wine bottle, blending in a variety of fragrances that people love. The best part is that we can do this with almost any bottle we can find. We see this as one of the best ways to reuse any old wine bottle.

Our Plan!

We believe that our products are a creative and amazing way to repurpose old wine bottles. We want to share our candles and glassware with everyone. But right now, we do not have the means to produce that much. We make each of our products individually by hand, and we want to keep it that way. But for this to happen, we need to raise money for the FIRST large scale production of our wine bottle candles. Right now, the demand for our candles is exceeding our production capabilities. So we are looking to raise money to reach our production GOAL of manufacturing our first run of 1000 candles using our new method. This will allow us to meet the demand of turning repurposed wine bottles into candles and glassware. If we can raise the funds for this production, we will be able to share all of our products with you.

So, our PLAN is to raise $8000 to cover the funds to expand our operation so that we can produce our first large scale run of our candles made from repurposed bottles. This money is going to allow us to make this big step in production. This will be the first time that we can manufacture our products on a large scale. 

We are going to buy more glasswork machinery in order to cut and smooth more bottles. Also, we need to increase production aspects of the candle making process. This includes larger wax melters, heat lamps, and more production tables. We need all of these things to keep up with our goal to turn used wine bottles into something better and to get an amazing product in your hands.

Fragrance List

We will ask your fragrance choice before we make your individual candles. 

  • Lemongrass Kiwi & Cassis
  • Pomegranate
  • Citrus & Basil
  • Cucumber Melon
  • Water Lily & Jasmine
  • Moonlight Tuberose
  • Brown Sugar & Fig
  • Lavender
  • Vanilla Blossoms
  • Bamboo & White Grapefruit
  • Honeysuckle

Rewards

Glassed Over Label OR Authentic Wine Label?

When it comes to choosing your rewards, you can choose from our brand new Glassed Over Label (pictures 2 & 3) OR you can choose to receive an Authentic Wine Label

By choosing Authentic Wine Label, you will receive a candle made from a bottle that still has its original wine label on it. Just like the candles seen in our video and in picture 1.

Before we send your rewards, we will contact you to find out exactly what you want!

1. A Typical Assortment of Authentic Wine Labels
1. A Typical Assortment of Authentic Wine Labels
2. Glassed Over Label Front
2. Glassed Over Label Front
3. Glassed Over Label Back
3. Glassed Over Label Back
4. Wine Bottle Tumbler Drinking Glasses (16oz)
4. Wine Bottle Tumbler Drinking Glasses (16oz)
5. This is the size of a typical Magnum Candle 40 oz. (Pictured on right)
5. This is the size of a typical Magnum Candle 40 oz. (Pictured on right)

Risks and challenges

The challenges for this project include getting the word out about the Glassed Over products and telling the world how cool these products are. The more support we get, the better job we can do. We want the means to produce enough products to keep up with our demand but we can go much larger than that. The possibilities for repurposing wine bottles for candles and glasses are endless!

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Rewards

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    Pledge $10 or more

    8 backers

    For showing us some support, we would love to give you some recognition on our website, showing the world that YOU want to see us succeed!

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    Pledge $24 or more

    36 backers

    We will send you ONE Glassed Over Signature 100% Soy Wax 16 oz. Candle made out of a repurposed wine bottle. Customize it with your choice of either our Glassed Over Label (pictured below), or an Authentic Wine Label. This candle will be handcrafted by Ted or Taylor especially for you. You choose the fragrance from the fragrance list.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $36 or more

    27 backers

    You will get ONE Glassed Over Signature 100% Soy Wax 16 oz. Candle made out of a repurposed wine bottle AND TWO green wine bottle tumblers (see picture below). Customize your candle with your choice of either our Glassed Over Label, or an Authentic Wine Label. You choose the fragrance from the fragrance list. All made by hand, by us.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $45 or more

    15 backers

    You will get your choice of any TWO Glassed Over Signature 100% Soy Wax 16 oz Candles OR ONE Glassed Over Signature 100% Soy Wax 40 oz. Magnum Candle. Customize your choice with either our Glassed Over Label or an Authentic Wine Label. You choose the fragrance from the fragrance list.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $60 or more

    8 backers

    You will get TWO Glassed Over Signature 100% Soy Wax 16 oz. Candles AND TWO green wine bottle tumblers (see picture). Customize your choice of candles with either our Glassed Over Label or an Authentic Wine Label. You choose the fragrance from the fragrance list.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $70 or more

    9 backers

    You will get THREE Glassed Over 100% Soy Wax 16 oz Candles. Mix or Match from the Glassed Over Label or Authentic Wine Label. Choose your fragrances from the fragrance list and share with your friends!

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $130 or more

    10 backers

    You will get FOUR Glassed Over 100% Soy Wax 16 oz Candles AND FOUR green wine bottle tumblers. For the Candles, customize them by mixing or matching the Glassed Over Label or Authentic Wine Label and select your fragrances from our fragrance list.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $225 or more

    11 backers

    You will get TEN Glassed Over 100% Soy Wax 16 oz Candles. Mix or Match from the Glassed Over Label, or Authentic Wine Label. Choose TEN fragrances so you can share with all your friends.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States

Funding period

- (30 days)