Introduction: Floating Candle
Turn a cup into a beautiful candle with this instructable. Make a kit for later use or for a quick gift. Why not? It's so easy to make!
Step 1: Materials
For this candle, you will need:
Plastic protection sheet
Step 2: Cut Your Plastic
Cut your plastic protection sheet into squares. They should be pretty small. After you have your squares, cut small x's in them. I find that putting a piece of colored paper behind it helps you see the plastic better.
Step 3: Prepare Your Wicks
Take off the wax on your candle. It's similar to stripping wire, so you could use a wire stripper, but I don't have one so I had to use my hands. Next, cut the wick into pieces that are around an inch tall.
Step 4: Spicing It Up- Part One
To make the candle look more interesting, drop in a couple of small rocks inside. I like to put the larger ones on the bottom and the smaller ones on top.
Step 5: Water!
Before step 6, you'll first need water. Pour it in. Leave some space at the top.
Step 6: Spicing It Up- Part Two
If you want to go even further, get a highlighter. Take off the cap at the bottom and use a pencil to get the felt out. Squeeze the ink into the water. Mix it until that water is the desired shade.
Step 7: Adding the Oil
Pour a layer of oil on top of the water. It should be around one fourth of a inch thick.
Step 8: Putting the Wick In
Insert the wick through the x you cut in the plastic. Place it in the glass. Make sure that the wick is touching the water.
Step 9: Light It Up!
Light the wick! I use a stick of spaghetti to do this.
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