Tiny Bottlecap Candles

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Introduction: Tiny Bottlecap Candles

About: Hi, I'm stephen, I'm a certified welder, working on my machinists cert, and working part time at a hardware store. Mixing in all of that with my hobbies of blacksmithing and knifemaking, only makes for more...

A tiny, super easy to make candle that you can fit 5-6 in your hand at one time (and, they double as a floating candle).

Step 1: Supplies

You need,

one metal bottle cap
small candle wicking
ice pick (hole punchey thingy)
electric tape
vaseline

Step 2: Poke Hole

put a hole just big enough for the wick in the bottom of the lid, then cut a tiny piece of wick.

Step 3: Bend and Tape

poke the wick through the hole, leaving a little bit at the bottom, bend that over and tape it, (the tape keeps the vaseline from leaking through)

Step 4: Fill It Up

fill the bottle cap with vaseline (don't worry bout burying the wick) grab a knife and dig out the wick.
Use a lighter to melt the vaseline smooth. And your done! took about 2 minutes once I got the materials together.

added plus, this is a great thing to with kids (no hot melted wax to pour)

Step 5: Use It

you can use these as flaoting candles or pretty much whatever (I don;t know how long these will burn, but you can reuse the bottle cap)

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    9 Comments

    Isn't vaseline the same as petroleum jelly?

    I agree with Browncoat, brilliant!

    lol maybe cook some sardines

    thanks, I come up with the most different things when I'm bored. (keep an eye out for my Dremel toothbrush Ible, should come out later tomorrow)

    I like the sound of that! L