That's right, this is a novelty lamp that you probably shouldn't make. But if you're like me, then common sense doesn't stop a good idea from happening. Or even a bad one.
Step 1: Get a dummy
Step 2: Plug it up
Once again, a spherical oil lamp is a bad idea. A base would be way better.
Step 3: Make a wick holder
- cut out small rectangle
- watch it fall back into the soda can
- try not to slice up your fingers as you fish it out
- realize you could've just shaken it out... ah well
- cut slit in middle
- fold sides over to make it stiffer and smaller
- insert wick
Step 4: Fill it up!
You barely need any wick showing for the lamp to burn with a decent flame. In fact, what's in the picture here is about 3-4x as much wick as I needed.