How To: 5 Easy Ways to Make an Emergency DIY Candle from Household Items

5 Easy Ways to Make an Emergency DIY Candle from Household Items

Candles can be pretty expensive, which is why most of you probably resort to flashlights during a power outage. But when your batteries run out, you're out of luck, unless you know one of these methods for making a DIY emergency candle out of household junk.

In this video, I cover 5 different DIY emergency candles using cheese wax, butter, a tuna can and oil, a wax crayon, or an orange with oil.

1. Cheese Wax Candle

Roll up a strip of newspaper into a tight thin roll and wrap it in cheese wax. Light it up and there's our 1st candle.

2. Butter Candle

Cut off a lump of butter and poke a hole into it with a thin screwdriver. Push in some cotton string and light it.

3. Tinned Tuna in Sunflower Oil Candle

Pierce a hole into a can of tuna in sunflower oil and push in a short length of cotton string. It will absorb the oil and you've made an oil burner emergency candle.

4. Wax Crayon Candle

Take a wax crayon and simply light up the end.

5. Orange Peel Candle

Slice through the peel round half an orange, then remove the fruit. Make sure the peel still has the center stem to use for a wick. Fill the orange peel with olive oil and light it up.

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Been making candles for quiet sometime this Emergency DIY Candles will help a lot during sudden brown out.

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