Friday, 5 October 2012

Deco tip: Campari candle

Moving is done. I spent all Monday and Tuesday with unpacking stuff, but since yesterday there is a sticker on my passport saying that I officially live in Hamburg. And as it is with this German city: It is raining all day.
So I wasn't even too keen to check out my new home but had enough time and patience to decorate since a new room is like a blank canvas, you can let out your creativity by arranging old and new stuff.
I always used different bottles as vases liking the whole look of not trying too hard, but my mother brought back the idea of using the iconic Campari bottles as candles: Quickly made and a nice present for a (late summer) party...

Important side note: I am in no way sponsored by Campari, I do not even like drinking it, this tutorial is made due to one reason: I like the bottle design in combination with the red liquid. End of story.
What we need:
a bottle Campari 
bottle opener
red lamp oil
wick and wick holder for candles (the latter can be found in decoration stores or crafting supply shops)

1. Open and drink your bottle. For Vegetarians and Non-Alcoholics: You might want to get some help for this step... I asked my father
2. Fill the red lamp oil into your empty and clean bottle.
3. Put your wick into the liquid by supporting it with the wick holder, allow the oil to infuse for a few hours. Light your Campari candle.

And that's it. I know, not the most challenging tutorial, but it looks quite nice, especially when you light it in the dark. Plus I will hopefully be able to finally post my late September favorites this Sunday, so stay tuned for that.


  1. I really like your blog dear!
    Keep up with the great work! :)


    1. Awww thank you, trying my best to do so =D

  2. Very pretty. Now all I need is a bottle of Campari and I will make my liquid candle lamp!

    1. Since you are apparently from the "candle business" I feel quite honored to give inspiration... ^^