From Birthdays to Intro to Interior Design 101, candles can make any moment more magical and special and can also be used to create a soothing ambience. Making a candle out of butter is a great way to save money and create that soothing atmosphere. This method is simple, inexpensive and can be used to get rid of those old pieces of butter lying in your fridge. This project shouldn’t cost you more than 10 dollars with most of the expense coming from the bars of butter itself. The time required to make 4 candles was about 2 hours but that is inclusive of the hour that the candles are cooling. This project is going to show you how to make 4 small candles out of butter and string! Your final product should look like the picture below.
Step 1: Gather Materials
You will need the following items to make 4 candles.
2 sheets of newspaper
0.25 lb. bar of butter
7cm Cotton string
4 2-Ounce Plastic Shot glasses
Microwavable Cup / Bowl
The picture above should contain all the necessary materials you will need.
Step 2: Creating a Workstation
Create a workstation preferably a table and lay down sheets of newspaper to avoid a mess. Use tape to avoid the paper from moving.
Cut the parchment paper into 10 cm x 10 cm square sheets. You should have the same number of sheets as the number of 2-ounce plastic glasses that you have. These sheets will make sure your plastic glasses dont melt and avoid a mess
Place the cut out 10x10cm sheets on top of each plastic shot glass. Each glass will have one sheet over it as shown below. You want the center of the sheet to be on the center of the shot glass as shown above.
Using your finger press down to create a cavity in the glass. Make sure not to pierce the parchment sheet
Note: If you pierce the parchment sheet start at step 3 again.