Ocean Jar Torch




Introduction: Ocean Jar Torch

I love candles and making them ❤ When I bought lamp oil for an authentic lamp, I thought taking it one step further, making my own. When I saw the Instructables contest, I decided to make this with a jar; because using it would be practical. The result is pretty cute. Enjoy!


  • Jar
  • Wick
  • Wick holder
  • Kerosene/blue lamp oil/blue petroleum oil/ even vegetable oil with blue food coloring / basically any blue oil
  • Crushed stones
  • Pebbles
  • Seashells, faux decorative shells
  • Screws with different sizes
  • Hammer

Step 1: Make a Hole in the Jar Lid

Place the lid on a solid surface.

Secure yourself and your fingers.

Measure the bump of the wick holder.

Take the smallest screw and using hammer set it on the lid, make a hole.

Make several holes. Then take a bigger screw and set it on the lid. Widen the holes.

Step 2: Place the Wick Holder and Wick

Once the hole matches the size of the wick holder's bottom, place the wick holder.

Step 3: Put the Crushed Stones

Put the desired amount of crushed stones as the first layer in the jar.

Step 4: Place the Pebbles

Put the desired amount of pebbles on crushed stones as the second layer in the jar.

Step 5: Place the Decoratives & Seashells

Pick some seashells, faux shells and other decoratives.

Place them on pebbles in the jar.

Step 6: Pour the Kerosene

After placing all the stones and shells, fill the jar with gas oil.

Step 7: Close the Lid & Light the Torch

Close the lid wich wick and wick holder placed on it.

Wait till the wick absorbs the oil, around 15 minutes.

With a lighter, burn the wick.

-Remember, it is safer to use this torch outside-

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    Reply 10 months ago

    Thanks :)