As I'm a student and planning a big winterbarbecue party with lots of candles and stormlamps and fire, I was looking for a cheap and easy way to have small lights for all the lamps without buying any tealights.
I also wanted something thet would burn all night and tealights are normally done after a few hours.
I can imagine many uses of this nice small lights - swimming in a glass bowl, as lights in a normal small windlight - painted in any colour you like...
So, I hope you will be patient with me.
I could'nt figure out how to get things marked on the pictures with those nice popping extra information. The "Adding Image Notes: Click and Drag your mouse on the image to create a note(s)." just did'nt work.
Please let me know how to do it for my next instructable.
Step 1: All you need
vegetable oil ( olive oil works great)
one alu screw cap (or more if you like) as e.g from waterbottles (no plastic! )
a sheet of kitchenroll
a glass or bowl or whatever you like to put this lamp in.
a sharp thing to prick a hole in the screw cap
eventually a bit of water.
Step 2: Prepare the light
Take care that it's in the center of the cap and that you start from outside (it's done wrong on the pic)
Then take a small piece of kitchen roll...
Step 3: Attach the wick
then shorten it a little and pull it through the hole (from outside)
You should now have a candlewicksize wick inside and after that cut the wick quite close to the bottom of the cap.