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This past holiday season, I challenged myself to make oil burning candles out of nothing but garbage finds and found objects around our home. My husband and I started a journey last year to lead a more sustainable life, so it was important to create something that would be re-usable, cheap, readily available and would burn safely.

While I used my wicks to create a display for the Festival of Lights, these will also work to create oil candles any time of year and for any occasion. Why not try a version out for Valentines Day? There's nothing more romantic than the glow of candle light!

Step 1: Upcycle a Shot Glass for the Oil Burning Candle

A few years ago my husband found an entire box of shot glasses in the garbage. He was going to donate it to our local thrift store, but kept forgetting to drop them off. Luckily he mentioned it to me because the shot glasses were a great starting point for my oil burning candles. Although the glasses had advertising on them, I knew I could still work with them.

<p>Happy very, very, <em>very</em> late Hannukah! :)</p>
<p>Thank you; same to you :)</p>
<p>your display is beautiful.</p>
<p>Thank you!</p>
<p>A very Beautiful Channukia.</p><p>Thank you.</p>
<p>Thank you; we really enjoyed lighting it over the holidays!</p>

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