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Upcycling: Emergency Candle Tin

January 25, 2013 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under For the Home, General Crafts

Emergency Candle Tin Upcycling: Emergency Candle Tin
It’s always a good plan to have a few things set by for an emergency, and light, is no exceptions. Make this pocket sized emergency candle that will easily slip into a purse, backpack or glove compartment is a snap.

Things you’ll need:
Mint tin
Candle wicks
Wick tabs
Candle wax
Double boiler
Thin book of matches

Things to do:
1. Rinse and dry the inside of your tin and start your wax melting in your double boiler.
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2. Once the wax has melted, dip the ends of your wicks into the wax and press them in the center of the tin, you’ll want two wicks for a standard sized tin to maximize the light you’ll get from it.
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3. Pour wax until it’s just below the hinge openings of the tin. Set on a flat surface and allow it to harden.
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4. Once the wax has hardened, trim the wicks and tuck the matchbook inside.
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2 Responses to “Upcycling: Emergency Candle Tin”
  1. Robin Christman Komara says:

    Hi Jessica, I had to leave a comment – my maiden name is Christman! I didnt think it was a very common name, so I thought Id say HI!

    • Jessica Christman says:

      Hello Robin! What a small world :) I dont think it is a very common last name at all. So it is very nice to meet you :)

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