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Emergency Candle Ideas

September 25, 2010

From: eHow

How to Make Muffin Pan Candles
By Cyndee Kromminga, eHow Contributor

Candles have risen in popularity over the past several years. They create an atmosphere of coziness and warmth, as well as being functional. Make your own batch of muffin-pan candles for simple votives, floating candles or for those emergency moments when the lights go out.

Difficulty: Easy


Things You’ll Need:

* Paraffin wax
* Crayons
* Candle wick
* Scissors
* Drill
* 1/8″ drill bit
* Double boiler
* Muffin pan
* Salad oil
* Fragrance oil
* Wood skewer

  1. Melt the paraffin wax over water in a double boiler.
  2. Unwrap crayons of the desired color and add to the paraffin wax.
  3. Rub salad oil into the muffin pan.
  4. When wax and crayons are liquid, add fragrance oil and stir with a wood skewer.
  5. Pour the candle wax into the muffin pan. Allow the muffin-pan candles to cool for about two hours.
  6. Remove the candles from the muffin pan. Drill a hole through the muffin-pan candles using a 1/8″ bit.
  7. Knot one end of the candle wick. Measure and cut the wick to fit through the depth of the candle, plus 1″.
  8. Thread the wick through the muffin-pan candle with the knot on the bottom.
  9. Turn over the muffin-pan candle and drip a small bit of wax over the knot to secure.


If one is in a real emergency situation, and no candles are around, you can actually use a crayon as a candle. Click here to see the video from survivaltek!

Be blessed!

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