Step 3: Cut

Cut a triangle opening on one side of the can. This allows for oxygen to reach the flame. Your can will have a sticky stripe of glue from the label (or a vertical line of label that did not peel off). Cut your triangle so that you cut this part off.

You could get all fancy here and cut stars and happy faces and pirates (whatever you fancy) into the can. I didn't. I just wanted my bathroom to smell better.
EXCELLENT!!!!<br><br>now I know what to do with all them cans I have left over....and I have about 200 of them every month. :)<br><br>I can have 3 or 4 of these in every room....then maybe I can make $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ off of these....coarse you'll get your cut for being the designer/engineer. :P
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hey cool idea!&nbsp;but a couple of suggestions if I may :)<br /> <br /> Why not use a coke can as the bottom is already depressed so could hold more of the essential oil / transport medium fluids...<br /> <br /> Sand off the paint, remove the top, add the slits for air circulation. Making it quite short for stability (only has to be as high as the flame + a bit more)<br /> <br /> nice idea though!!&nbsp;I&nbsp;shall be tinkering around with some ideas this next weekend!&nbsp;:)<br />
How the heck are you going to open it and access the bottom intact? Nah, I'm sticking to the directions.
ever tried cutting a coca-cola can?? soda pop cans are too thin, &amp; therefor wear out too fast....<br><br>plus, a fruit or vegetable can is thicker &amp; more fire resistant(will not warp as fast as a coke can will IF the veggie can will even warp at all....
I've been using the same penny stove made out of a coke can for months doesn't wear out or warp. but it is hard to cut without mangling it. check out the pinny stove instructables they found a good way to cut it straight all the way around.
my soda cans must have been made of steel then...every one I tried, would either melt into a puddle of mush, get soft &amp; collapse, or something...that's why I have always used veggie cans....or pieces of steel pipe...THICK pieces of steel pipe...
shshshshsh....<br><br>He/she is trying to cover his/her 6(CTA)... 8)
Love this idea! I needed a cheap, quick aromatherapy solution and already had nice scented oil, so I gave this a shot. I considered Freke81's soda can idea but decided I didn't want to have to sand it to make it look decent. I used an 8 oz tomato sauce can and it worked great. It took mere minutes and now my room is smelling great and I am relaxed. Thanks!
Nice work - simple but effective. Without needing to dilute the oil, you get an immediate effect, and the trend in the 'homemade' look allows for a little funky decoration... I've seen similar products actually in homewares stores, with little refinements, but basically the same idea - and minimalist appeal is still so big these days in home decor.
I don't mean to be rude but an oil burner is not the same as a candle thingy
You are a true poet " Caution: Hot things are hot, be careful."

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