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.


xenomachina2 years ago
Great idea.

Since you're already melting wax, you might want to try dipping the match heads in the liquid wax. This'll make them waterproof, just in case water somehow gets into the tin.
MEMJIM2 years ago
does the lid fit water tight? if not,matches & striker no good. great project, i'll make several for those 'ya' nevuh know' moments. thanks Oregood. jim
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
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.
BLARG!2 years ago
No way! I had the exact same Idea awhile ago! although, my wicks didn't work out well.