Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Jar of Candles with a TWIST!
Today's project will cost about $1.50 to make, but will be a great help in a power outage.
You will need:
1 Quart Canning Jar (Regular or Wide Mouth)
Amazing Goop Craft Contact Adhesive and Sealant
(We used the Clear Transparent Goop)
1/2" Plumbers Cap
That's all you need to create this project!
Take off the ring and jar lid.

Flip jar lid so that the seal is facing away from the jar.

Replace the lid with the seal side up.

Apply a pea-sized amount of the glue to the center of the lid, and the bottom end of the plumbers cap.
Let each piece sit for 40 seconds.

Put the glue-side of the cap to the glue-side of the jar lid.
Make sure it's centered on the lid.
Allow to dry over-night with the cap on the outside of the jar.
Fill the jar with 1/2" candles and a small box of matches.

 Reverse lid so that the plumbers cap is now inside the jar.
Tighten the ring.

You now have a waterproof emergency light source!

Wait 24 hours before you use the jar.
If you are unable to find 1/2" candles, NO PROBLEM!
They have lots of different sized plumbers caps.  Just take a candle with you to the hardware store to make sure you get the right fit.  Make sure you can fit the cap on the lid and that the candle(s) and matches will fit in the jar.  I found my candles at Smiths in Utah . . . Love that store!
I decorated my jar to show it as a GIFT IDEA.
You can make a few neighbor gifts for Christmas right now, and if there's an emergency in the meantime,
No worries . . . You're good to go!

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