DIY Soy Candles, Wine Bottle Cutting

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Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

A class that offers not only candle making but also the art of upcycling glass containers as the vessel for the candle! Choose from one of our upcycled wine bottles or bring your favorite glass or jar from home and we will show you how easy it is to repurpose it into something amazing!

Anyone is welcome, no experience is necessary. We will be covering introductory glass cutting and hand pouring of each candle with soy wax. Choose from different cocktail scents such as Barrel Aged Bourbon, Old Fashioned Cocktail or Whiskey & Sweet Tobacco! Have fun learning something new and feel great that you will be taking home a premium soy candle without that high end price tag.


BYOB, FEEL FREE TO BRING WHATEVER YOU WOULD LIKE TO DRINK, WE HAVE A LARGE REFIGERATOR & PROVIDE WINE GLASSES.



*Free parking off Carpenter St, walk into courtyard and come in the glass door in the left corner (by loading docks). Code *0105, 4th Floor, Suite D419
BYOB!

What to Bring

OPTIONAL: A wine bottle if you have a favorite or empty one laying around. We do provide them as well.

What's Provided

Glass wine bottles for filling, and all necesary ingredients/tools. BYOB

Location
Chicago Candle Co
1100 W Cermak Rd, D419
Chicago, IL, 60608

EVENT DETAILS

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Location

Chicago Candle Co

Price

$40 Per Ticket

* Registration closes at the end of event

$40 Per Ticket

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Chicago Candle Co.

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As the owner of Chicago Candle Company, Sara has been an experienced candle maker for a few years now as she and her partner Fernando have grown their Chicago based business into a real brand. She has out-grown the days of melting wax in a microwave and pouring into mason jars. She and the the team now have a warehouse space where they hand cut wine bottles and and also design fragrance blends for the soy candle line.

STUDENT REVIEWS

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    Danielle W.
    Reviewed on 12/15/17

    This was my first dabble class. Was originally going to take another candle-making class but that one got canceled, and I'm glad because this one was so much fun. The teacher was patient and laid back, and it was a really enjoyable experience. Their candle scents are very unique and not chemical-smelling at all... Highly recommended!

    This was my first dabble class. Was originally going to take another candle-making class but that one got canceled, and I'm glad because this one was so much fun. The teacher was patient and laid back, and it was a really enjoyable experience. Their candle scents are very unique and not chemical-smelling at all... Highly recommended!

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    Alanna K.
    Reviewed on 11/19/17

    My boyfriend and I attended this class as a date and we really enjoyed it! I broke three bottles while attempting to cut, but the teacher (Fernando) was very patient and helpful. Our candles look and smell wonderful and the class was very fun.

    My boyfriend and I attended this class as a date and we really enjoyed it! I broke three bottles while attempting to cut, but the teacher (Fernando) was very patient and helpful. Our candles look and smell wonderful and the class was very fun.

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    Jo Ann K.
    Reviewed on 11/08/17

    It was fun! A friend and mine went together and I am confident I can make candles now! Saving my wine and booze bottles :)

    It was fun! A friend and mine went together and I am confident I can make candles now! Saving my wine and booze bottles :)

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    Heather P.
    Reviewed on 11/07/17

    I had previously purchased one of Chicago Candle Co.'s candles at Koval Distillary, so was super-excited to see that they had a class on dabble. Fernando and Sara were wonderful instructors...you see firsthand the level of care they put into their products. From Fernando teaching us how to expertly cut our glass to Sarah showing us how to perfectly pour our candles, this class did not disappoint! Perfect date night for my husband and I...and our candles look beautiful/smell amazing in our home!

    I had previously purchased one of Chicago Candle Co.'s candles at Koval Distillary, so was super-excited to see that they had a class on dabble. Fernando and Sara were wonderful instructors...you see firsthand the level of care they put into their products. From Fernando teaching us how to expertly cut our glass to Sarah showing us how to perfectly pour our candles, this class did not disappoint! Perfect date night for my husband and I...and our candles look beautiful/smell amazing in our home!

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    Tessa F.
    Reviewed on 11/02/17

    Such a great hands-on class! Our instructor was attentive and helpful and made the class fun. The end product is amazing too! I left having learned a new skill that I’ll definitely use again.

    Such a great hands-on class! Our instructor was attentive and helpful and made the class fun. The end product is amazing too! I left having learned a new skill that I’ll definitely use again.

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    Katy K.
    Reviewed on 11/02/17

    Absolutely awesome experience. Fernando was an amazing instructor and the entire class was so fun. I highly recommend this class and am so glad I was able to learn such a unique trade from some awesome folks that are doing great things. Thank you Chicago Candle Company, I will be a life long customer and so thankful I was able to do this class with a great friend. A+ 5 star all that jazz!

    Absolutely awesome experience. Fernando was an amazing instructor and the entire class was so fun. I highly recommend this class and am so glad I was able to learn such a unique trade from some awesome folks that are doing great things. Thank you Chicago Candle Company, I will be a life long customer and so thankful I was able to do this class with a great friend. A+ 5 star all that jazz!

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    Annie C.
    Reviewed on 10/30/17

    I got this class for my sister's birthday and it was great! We learned a lot about making candles and are thrilled with the end product. The instructor gave us tips for doing this at home, and also shared why they do things a certain way over other methods. We were both shocked at how easy it was to break the glass. I've already recommended this class to two other people.

    I got this class for my sister's birthday and it was great! We learned a lot about making candles and are thrilled with the end product. The instructor gave us tips for doing this at home, and also shared why they do things a certain way over other methods. We were both shocked at how easy it was to break the glass. I've already recommended this class to two other people.

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    Paige P.
    Reviewed on 10/28/17

    Very fun! Interesting to learn about the glass cutting and what goes into that. It was fun making our own candles and coming home with a sense of achievement!

    Very fun! Interesting to learn about the glass cutting and what goes into that. It was fun making our own candles and coming home with a sense of achievement!

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    Trevor G.
    Reviewed on 10/18/17

    My first dabble experience and it was great. The teacher was really laid back- the vibe was more akin to hanging out a friend's place than attending a class. The teacher explained each step, why it needed to happen, and how to go about procuring supplies / materials if the user wanted to repeat the process at home, as well as tips and tricks that the instructor had discovered in his time candle making. Venue was great, instructor was great, material was great, experience was great. Would enthusiastically recommend.

    My first dabble experience and it was great. The teacher was really laid back- the vibe was more akin to hanging out a friend's place than attending a class. The teacher explained each step, why it needed to happen, and how to go about procuring supplies / materials if the user wanted to repeat the process at home, as well as tips and tricks that the instructor had discovered in his time candle making. Venue was great, instructor was great, material was great, experience was great. Would enthusiastically recommend.

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    Katie N.
    Reviewed on 10/16/17

    Fernando gave us a great small class experience. He was very knowledgeable and explained the process in great detail. I would do the class and and recommend to friends!

    Fernando gave us a great small class experience. He was very knowledgeable and explained the process in great detail. I would do the class and and recommend to friends!

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    Leesa A.
    Reviewed on 10/09/17

    So much fun and so easy. The instructors explained everything and gave us clear examples. My candle smells AMAZING and the bottle is gorgeous!

    So much fun and so easy. The instructors explained everything and gave us clear examples. My candle smells AMAZING and the bottle is gorgeous!

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    Lindsay V.
    Reviewed on 09/29/17

    The wine bottle cutting and candle making class was fantastic! You can tell the Valarde's enjoy working together. I appreciated all the insights they were able to share as we learned to prepare the bottles and make some good smelling candles. Thanks much for a nice evening with a culminating view of the Chicago skyline as our candles set.

    The wine bottle cutting and candle making class was fantastic! You can tell the Valarde's enjoy working together. I appreciated all the insights they were able to share as we learned to prepare the bottles and make some good smelling candles. Thanks much for a nice evening with a culminating view of the Chicago skyline as our candles set.

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    Jessica A.
    Reviewed on 09/22/17

    Really enjoyed this class!! Learned so much about cutting different types of bottles, making scents and dying wax. Our instructors from Chicago Candle Co were amazing, and so thorough and patient! I was so impressed with the candles we took home. And I'm also looking forward to supporting this local Chicago company now that I know about them :)

    Really enjoyed this class!! Learned so much about cutting different types of bottles, making scents and dying wax. Our instructors from Chicago Candle Co were amazing, and so thorough and patient! I was so impressed with the candles we took home. And I'm also looking forward to supporting this local Chicago company now that I know about them :)

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    Chani A.
    Reviewed on 09/16/17

    DIY Soy candles and wine bottle cutting was a blast we went through step by step from picking and cutting a wine glass to making a candle. The owners/teachers were so friendly and helpful throughout the whole process. We had so much fun!

    DIY Soy candles and wine bottle cutting was a blast we went through step by step from picking and cutting a wine glass to making a candle. The owners/teachers were so friendly and helpful throughout the whole process. We had so much fun!

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    Cameryn E.
    Reviewed on 04/09/17

    We had the most incredible experience at Chicago Candle Co with owners Sarah and Fernando. They took the time to explain the candle making process, demonstrate the art of wine bottle cutting, and help us create our own unique candles. The class was great, but the instructors are wonderful! They are so passionate for their small business and really wanted us to have a fun time (which we did!). Highly recommend this class and checking out their product online. We left the experience with candles and some great new friends.

    We had the most incredible experience at Chicago Candle Co with owners Sarah and Fernando. They took the time to explain the candle making process, demonstrate the art of wine bottle cutting, and help us create our own unique candles. The class was great, but the instructors are wonderful! They are so passionate for their small business and really wanted us to have a fun time (which we did!). Highly recommend this class and checking out their product online. We left the experience with candles and some great new friends.

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    Rachel D.
    Reviewed on 05/10/14

    The DIY Soy Candles, Wine Bottle Cutting class was a great experience! It was a fun, interactive event in a relaxed environment where you learned about the tools and process behind creating a soy candle in a glass bottle, and got to leave with your own creation! Good time!

    The DIY Soy Candles, Wine Bottle Cutting class was a great experience! It was a fun, interactive event in a relaxed environment where you learned about the tools and process behind creating a soy candle in a glass bottle, and got to leave with your own creation! Good time!

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