DIY Emergency Candle

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DIY Emergency Candle
DIY Emergency Candle
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It's always good to be prepared when the lights go out unexpectedly. Be ready to light up the dark with this DIY Emergency Candle. As luck would have it, your flashlights will all be dead and you'll be glad you took the time to prepare this easy, affordable altoid tin candle. Great to use as a travel candle as well, this altoid tin craft can be stored in a glove compartment or easily fit into a suitcase. Don't be left unprepared in the dark. Learn how to make an emergency candle with this easy how-to guide.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsCandle Wax

Primary TechniqueCandlemaking/Soapmaking


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Emergency candles are so much fun to make! I usually make them the lazy way and just amass a book of matches and a couple of crayons in an old altoid tin and cover the entire thing with plastic wrap to protect it, but I've also made these emergency candles by pouring melted beeswax or melted crayons into the altoid tin so it can harden into it's own personal mold.


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