ALTOIDS TIN CANDLE, USING ONLY a LAMP.

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About: I am a musician, i play the saxophone and bass, i am a boyscout, and really love to do creative, DIY things, however, i have VERY limited access to tools, so the things i post on this website, are for peopl...

iN this instructable, i will teach thee how to create an Altoids tin candle, using minimalistic resources!


DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURY'S OR PROPERTY DAMAGE YOU MIGHT ENCOUNTER ON THIS INSTRUCTABLE. BE CAREFUL AND SAFE, AND SMART. 



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Step 1: The Things You Need!

The things you will need are, 

An Altoids tin.

A long stick like candle.

An adjustable lamp, with an incandescent light bulb in it. (IT MUST BE INCANDESCENT)

A knife, or scissors.

 


Step 2: CANDLE SMASH

Break the candle into large hunks that will fit into the tin. I was able to break of the end hunk, and slide most of the other hunks i snapped. Then lay the hunks into the tin. 4-5 even hunks is best.

Step 3: MELT.

Place some of the hunks into the tin, then take the lightbulb and place as close to the tin as possible. the closer it is, the better they will melt. As they melt, you can add more hunks to fill up the tin. WARNING: IT GETS VERY HOT. ALSO DO NOT FILL PAST THE HINGES,BECAUSE THE MOLTEN WAX WILL LEAK OUT AND THAT'S BAD. DO NOT TOUCH HOT WAX. ITHURTSREALBAD.

It might take awhile for the wax to melt, but i completed this whole thing, in about an hour. Just be patient. The only reason i used a lamp, is because my mother would not let me use the stove for nonfood cooking purposes.


Step 4: PUT YO STRANG IN.

Now, after you have a sufficent amount of melted wax, add the wick. use the one that you saved from the stick candle, and just lay it in the wax sticking straight up, as shown. I only put in 2 wicks, but thinking back, i might have been able to add up to six. 

Step 5: SNIPSNIP

NOW snip the ends of your wicks to your liking(shorter wicks make the candle last longer)

And there you have it! A great candle that you can put in a bag, or your pocket, without it turning into dust!


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