the hot glue and crayons is an interesting idea to.
I have 144 bottles of Mead that I made for the Princess Kathryn's wedding to give as favors. How does everyone who waxes the tops do it.? I have the wax beads from Austin HB. How to heat them? In what type of vessel?
Oh the other thing I have learned about waxing bottles is to get the narrowest container you can find for the wax. that way you have to melt less and can still get the depth on the bottle neck you are looking for. it's little tricky though as it can't be so narrow/deep that the shoulder of the bottle gets in the way. Perhaps, if one had the appropriate equipment (Glass cutter and breaker) one could cut the neck and shoulder off a larger bottle (Maybe a growler) for this purpose so it's big enough for the bottle you are dipping but just barely.
A friend of mine said that electric potpourri burners work well for melting the wax. I haven't tried it yet but I figure it would be worth a shot.
Ding, Ding, Ding,Ding. We have a winner!Picked one up today for $1.35 at the thrift shop in town. Just started waxing the tops. Great Idea! enough room for a manageable amount of wax, keeps it warm, and was cheap.
How to heat them? In what type of vessel?