Introduction: DIY Recycled Lamp
Ever had a used tea-light with no or minimal wax and wick. Ever wondered what you could make of those used tea-light molds?
Well, recycling is not a necessity in a way it's an art. You can customize anything when you recycle. I'm going to show you how to recycle those old, used tea-lights to make beautiful oil lamps.
Oil lamps are easy to make and can come of good use in the long run.
So lets begin making some tea-light oil lamps.
Step 1: Things You Require
- Used tea-lights
- Cotton Fiber
And that's about it,lets make.
Step 2: Clearing the Mold
- Using a tweezer, remove the unwanted wax and wick from the tea-light.
- With a clean cloth wipe the mold to remove any trace of wax.
Step 3: Making the Wick
- Spread the cotton fiber to form a thin sheet.
- Then roll it up between your palms.
- Roll and stretch until you have a wick a wick of sufficient thickness (1-1/2 cm in diameter).
Step 4: Adding the Oil
- Add Castor oil into the mold.
- Place the cotton into the oil using tweezers.
- Submerge the wick entirely into the oil, while leaving the tip dry.
Step 5: Lighting the Lamp
Light the lamp at the dry tip and there you have it your recycled tea-light oil lamp.
when the wick reaches the mold just pull up the wick using tweezers.
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