I show how to make a secret compartment in the bottom of a candle. This project uses a regular candle that is modified by drilling out a compartment into the bottom. The compartment is then sealed with a plug that can either be made of foam, cardboard or melted into a disk from the wax that was removed. A sticker, candle label or circle of paper is then glued to the bottom of the candle covering the plug and hiding whatever is inside. This is a pretty simple project that can be done by using a drill and hole saw bit to save time but you can also carve out the inner compartment with a sharp knife. The candle will still work like normal just be careful not to let it burn all the way down as it will reveal whatever is hidden inside.

Step 1: Materials

- Candle

- Drill

- Hole saw bits

- Large drill bit

- Knife

Step 2: Watch the Video

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<p>Why use &quot;superglue&quot; you could just melt it closed or use a hot (heated with the torch) screwdriver or butter knife?</p>
<p>You DO have something small enough to put inside. At least, that is what your girlfriend said :-)</p>
<p>Step one is materials and step two is &quot;watch the video&quot;? Shouldn't instructables have... instructions?</p>
<p>Now I'm wondering about that suspicious vial of white powder that is hidden in the candle</p>
<p>Its potassium nitrate for rocket engines.</p>
What happens to the contents if someone lights the candle?
i'd imagine the worst that could happen would be that it's either exposed to flame for a short while or it could get soaked inwax if it burnt through
I wonder if the cashier would accept it. You should try it and tell us the outcome.
There are some BIG candles out there ;)
<p>Very nicely executed. Love the simplicity!</p>

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