A simple instructable to teach u how to make an easy candle for camping or surviving in the wild.
Step 1: Items Needed
All u need is a glass jar or anything else to melt your wax,four to six tea light candles,an empty Altoids tin,and either super glue or a hot glue gun.
Step 2: Removing Metal and Wicks From Candles
Remove the metal from the tea lights and also CAREFULLY remove the metal base and wick and save them for later.
Step 3: Preparing Altoids Tin
Glue down the wicks for the tea lights into the bottom of the Altoids tin. You can either put one in the middle or one on the left and right(i prefer to put two wicks) but in the picture i tried it with only one.
Step 4: Melting the Wax
to melt the tea lights place them all in a safe,thick canning jar and place the jar in a pot. Fill the pot up with enough water to cover enough of the sides of the jar but not to much that it will go into the jar. Heat the water on your stove gradually until all of the tea lights melt. Once the wax is in liquid form pour it into the Altoids tin and either let it sit out disturbed to harden or place in the freezer to let it harden quicker. And that is all u need to do to make a cool camping or emergency candle.
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