When it came to finding tapers for the wine bottles, I had no idea it would be so difficult. I searched high and low for ones that would fit the mouths of the bottles but to no avail. So, I tried shaving down the bottoms of standard tapers so they would fit the bottles correctly but it was time consuming and tedious.
Then out of frustration, I discovered I could just pop a taper in upside down (the smaller end pointed down into the bottle) and each taper would fit perfectly, no matter the size of the bottle.
By melting down the the top of the taper and exposing the wick (this is actually the bottom of the taper) my problem was solved.
The letters above are by Aiden Gray. I was fortunate to find a whole bag of them at at thrift sale for next to nothing. In their place you could easily use paper stencils tied on with string or round key tags. Either could be customized with stamps or hand lettering to spell out a word or greeting.
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