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This Instructable is so easy that it's almost unnecessary, so I'll keep it as short as possible.

You'll need:

A jar (any size)

A candle (votive or tea light)

A piece of card stock or computer paper

Clear tape

Step 1: Choose and prep your paper

Card stock looks more legit (non-homemade,) but computer paper will appear brighter

Choose whichever you'd like and then roll your paper so the ends are only slightly overlapping and then tape it.

 
bergerab1 year ago

Very cool looking.. And very dangerous! But thanks for sharing!

Ikadeo (author)  bergerab1 year ago

Also, if you put a tealight inside of a small jar like the one shown and roll your paper tighter, the wind will not be able to knock it over because of the snug fit. You can tinker and see what works for you. Another reader suggested LED candles.

Ikadeo (author)  bergerab1 year ago

I disagree about it being dangerous, especially if you put the lid underneath of the jar. It will keep the sleeve pretty firmly in place.

Hahaha! Love your final paragraph! Cool idea--would work with LED candles too! :)

Ikadeo (author)  doodlecraft1 year ago

Yes, it would work with LED candles. I make my own candles, but my candle needs are not great enough to keep up with the supply, so, I'm just sort of wasting them at this point.