During the cold winter nights, one really looks forward to a nice hot beverage to keep warm. But what if you're working and your coffee starts getting cold? This is a SUPER easy project to make and is very cheap. This cup warmer is powered by a tea light candle, and can keep your beverage nice and warm for around an hour.
Let's get started!
Step 1: Materials
All you need is :
1) A tea light candle
2) A marker/pen
3) A sharp cutting tool
4) A small pringles can
Step 2: Making the Body
Take a small empty pringles can and mark a box around halfway. Make these boxes on two sides. Cut out the two boxes on either side. These will be the vents for air to go in and out of.
Since my cutting was terrible, I covered it up with a red piece of paper. I measured out and glued a red paper so it looked very festive.
Step 3: Assembly
Take your tea light candle and put it on something (in my case a small bottle) so that the wick reaches the vents. Light the candle and put the can on top (metal top facing up). The candle heat will heat up the plate and will in turn warm your cup.
Step 4: Final Notes
This desktop cup warmer is an ideal gift for Christmas. You can also customize it as per your liking.
There are some precautions you must take while using this, as there is fire involved. I have documented some those in this video.
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I wish you all a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
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