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THIS IS MY FIST INSTRUCTABLES SO PLEASE COMMENT AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.
This is my guide to a fun little mint tin candle.
This is a fun little project that takes about 5mins to make.
 
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Step 1: Items Needed

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All you need to make this is
A small mint tin (Altoids tin)
Glass jar or anything else to melt your wax in
Four tea light candles
Box of matches
Little bit of glue

Step 2: Remove the metal case

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Now you want to take the candles out of the metal case and if you can remove the wick now,
When i was doing it the wick was stuck in the candle but you can just leave it in the candle for now.
Put the candles in a glass jar, put the jar in a pan of warm water,
Put the pan on the heat till it all melts. 

Step 3: Preparing the mint tin (altoids tin)

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Now put 2 wicks from the tea lights into the tin and glue them down so that they don't move then the wax melts.

Step 4: Finishing off the candle

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Now you want to add the melted wax to the tin, and set it to one side and let it harden.
This is when i added some thing extra, i cut up a matchbook and glued the strike pad to the inside of the tin.
Then i glued 7 matches to a match stick and placed it in the lid, this makes it very easy to pull one off when you need one.

NOW ITS FINISHED AND YOU HAVE A COOL CANDLE IN A TIN!

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As well as dipping the match head (or even the entire match) you can dip the striker board. After lighting a candle use the heat re-melt the wax on the striker to keep it covered for next time.
havoc1582 years ago
also you can change the colour with a kids crayon and make it smell with some Essential Oils
havoc1582 years ago
make sure when your melting the wax you don't boil the water it can mess up the wax and make sure no water gets in the wax as this will also ruin the wax
azharz2 years ago
Wow! What an idea Sirji.
awesome idea! i think you should post an optional step five where you can have all 4 wicks in the tin. more candles more light. you could also have 2 sets of matches in the tin on the top, one on the right side and one on the left side. just my opinion. awesome idea though.
oregood (author)  NinjaOrange71592 years ago
Thank you for your advice i will add a 4 wick step today.
Wonderful first Instructable! I like that you put real matches with it, I hate those papery ones, I always feel like I'm going to burn myself when I light them.
BLARG!2 years ago
No way! I had the exact same Idea awhile ago! although, my wicks didn't work out well.
Very smart to reuse the existing wicks, I think I would have tried to make it lots more complicated than that. :)
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