Butter Candle




About: "I am a crafty girl. I make things. Lots of things. I'll keep making things until my fingers fall off. Then I will grab my hot glue gun reattach those suckers & Make More Things." Kathy R. Jeff...

This is cool idea and it can conserve energy. Hope you enjoy.

Step 1: What You Need

A small plate
1 stick of butter
1 toothpick
toilet paper

Step 2: What You Do First Is

First take your butter and cut a chunk 2 TBSP off. Now poke a hole through the middle with the tooth pick.

Step 3: The Wick Part 1

For the wick tear a piece of toilet paper off of your roll. now cut it in half then cut it in half again. Now you roll it up.

Step 4: The Wick Part 2

Fold the end part slightly and stick the toothpick in now push the wick and toothpick l down in the hole you made early on in the instrucable and remove the toothpick. rub your fingers in the butter and grease the wick.

Step 5: Now You Light It

Hope you enjoyed my instructable. Also the candle burned for about 45 minutes. Please vote for me and see yall later. Bye.

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    17 Discussions


    2 years ago

    I'm surprised you managed to get the toilet paper to burn for 45minutes!

    any suggestions for longer burning DIY wicks though?


    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Number 1: If the power goes out and you don't have a flashlight or normal candle

    Number 2: it smells like butter

    Number 3: Because it's fun :)

    Hope this answers you're question.


    4 years ago

    you can do this using shortening like the bricks of Crisco shortening. those burn a long time.


    4 years ago

    I saw this instructable and instantly tasted butter in my mouth, haha. Great job thou!

    It does indeed; but that's only if you get the salted version.

    For another way of doing so get a can and vegetable oil. Poor the vegetable oil in and get a lid that's over sized or fits good & poke a hole in it big enough to stuff a piece of paper towel or toilet paper in.