A candle that looks like a can of soup? Yep, and it couldn't be easier or cheaper to make.
Time Required: 30 minutes of hand-on time
- Remove the lid from a can of soup with a safety can opener (the kind that removes the lid without leaving a sharp edge behind), and eat the contents.
- Then, rinse and dry the inside of the can, taking care not to get the label wet.
- Melt candle wax in a double boiler.
- If desired, add a couple broken crayon pieces to color the wax and a few drops of candle fragrance to scent it.
- Place a wick in the center of the soup can.
- Then, pour the melted wax into the can, stopping slightly below the lip.
- Allow the wax to cool for several hours or until completely hardened.
- Top off the candle with more wax, if necessary.
- Then, trim the wick, and your candle is ready to use!
- Save money by melting down old candles and reusing the wax.
- Make a bunch, and give them as gifts.
What You Need
- A can of soup
- A can opener (the kind that doesn't leave a sharp edge)
- Candle wax
- Candle wicks
- A double boiler
- optional: candle fragrance
- optional: crayon pieces for coloring the wax