Introduction: Butter Candle

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This is cool idea and it can conserve energy. Hope you enjoy.

Step 1: What You Need

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A small plate
1 stick of butter
1 toothpick
toilet paper

Step 2: What You Do First Is

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First take your butter and cut a chunk 2 TBSP off. Now poke a hole through the middle with the tooth pick.

Step 3: The Wick Part 1

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For the wick tear a piece of toilet paper off of your roll. now cut it in half then cut it in half again. Now you roll it up.

Step 4: The Wick Part 2

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Fold the end part slightly and stick the toothpick in now push the wick and toothpick l down in the hole you made early on in the instrucable and remove the toothpick. rub your fingers in the butter and grease the wick.

Step 5: Now You Light It

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Hope you enjoyed my instructable. Also the candle burned for about 45 minutes. Please vote for me and see yall later. Bye.


MarinaB41 (author)2017-02-20

I'm surprised you managed to get the toilet paper to burn for 45minutes!

any suggestions for longer burning DIY wicks though?

suzysmith24 (author)2015-05-12



sparus (author)2015-02-02

if it is not cheaper than a candle what is the point of this?

Mysterious_Gal (author)sparus2015-02-02

Number 1: If the power goes out and you don't have a flashlight or normal candle

Number 2: it smells like butter

Number 3: Because it's fun :)

Hope this answers you're question.

Nice! Does the butter melting make your house smell good?

Yes the area around it smelled really good.

rjamieson (author)2014-11-20

you can do this using shortening like the bricks of Crisco shortening. those burn a long time.

Rachael K (author)2014-11-18

Very cool!

budharpey. (author)2014-11-16

nice idea

kenbob (author)2014-11-16

What a great use for bacon fat:)

Mysterious_Gal (author)2014-11-16

Thanks yall

Ayush Sharma (author)2014-11-16

Nice Idea!

drakeschaefer (author)2014-11-16

I saw this instructable and instantly tasted butter in my mouth, haha. Great job thou!

Wired_Mist (author)2014-11-15

Hey that's kinda cool; Nice Idea !

Does the air smell like butter afterwards?

It does indeed; but that's only if you get the salted version.

For another way of doing so get a can and vegetable oil. Poor the vegetable oil in and get a lid that's over sized or fits good & poke a hole in it big enough to stuff a piece of paper towel or toilet paper in.

If you want it to be scented just get some ectract oil and poor in.

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