Introduction: DIY Recycled Lamp

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Ever had a used tea-light with no or minimal wax and wick. Ever wondered what you could make of those used tea-light molds?

Well, recycling is not a necessity in a way it's an art. You can customize anything when you recycle. I'm going to show you how to recycle those old, used tea-lights to make beautiful oil lamps.

Oil lamps are easy to make and can come of good use in the long run.

So lets begin making some tea-light oil lamps.

Step 1: Things You Require

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  • Used tea-lights
  • Cotton Fiber
  • Tweezers

  • Castor oil

And that's about it,lets make.

Step 2: Clearing the Mold

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  1. Using a tweezer, remove the unwanted wax and wick from the tea-light.
  2. With a clean cloth wipe the mold to remove any trace of wax.

Step 3: Making the Wick

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  1. Spread the cotton fiber to form a thin sheet.
  2. Then roll it up between your palms.
  3. Roll and stretch until you have a wick a wick of sufficient thickness (1-1/2 cm in diameter).

Step 4: Adding the Oil

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  1. Add Castor oil into the mold.
  2. Place the cotton into the oil using tweezers.
  3. Submerge the wick entirely into the oil, while leaving the tip dry.

Step 5: Lighting the Lamp

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Light the lamp at the dry tip and there you have it your recycled tea-light oil lamp.

when the wick reaches the mold just pull up the wick using tweezers.

Happy Recycling!


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