Veggie Oil Lamp made from stuff around the house!
I had been looking on-line for sustainable lighting alternatives and I found a lot of sites that had instructions for veggie oil lamps. However, almost all of them used the wire coil method for holding the wick in place and many people complained about it being too difficult to raise the wick when needed. So I came up with an easier wick holder. This project takes very little time to complete.
Items I used:
A glass jar
Used veggie oil (it can be fresh but that would be wasteful)
Cotton material for the wick
A metal bottle cap
A nail and hammer for making holes in the bottle cap
Needle nose pliers
A small bowl of salt water
Step 1: The Wick
Any cotton material will do: string, shoe lace, old clothing, etc. I cut 3 thin (10 inch long) strips off of a 100% cotton tee.
I then soaked them in salt water (using regular table salt) for a minute and laid them outside to dry in the sun.
After they were dry, I stapled the fat end (at the bottom of the 2nd pic) and braided it tightly.