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Candle Making For Survivalists When SHTF

5 minutes

candle making

Milk Carton Candles

Milk carton candles are easy to make and are long burning, making them an ideal choice for your emergency candle supply. Using the same method, you can also use plastic yogurt containers, glass jars or commercial candle molds. Spray the molds with a candle mold spray to remove them more easily.

  1. Wash an empty paper milk carton and dry it thoroughly. Cut the top off the milk carton with scissors to the candle size you want.
  2. Melt candle wax in a wax melter or double boiler.
  3. Cut a wick three to four inches longer than the milk carton. Thread one end of the wick through a metal wick tab. Dip the wick in the candle wax to harden and straighten it. Allow it to dry on a piece of wax paper. Tie one end of the wick around a craft stick or wooden spoon.
  4. Ladle a small amount of wax into the bottom of the milk carton. Press the wick and metal wick tab into the wax and allow it to dry. Rest the spoon on top of the milk carton so it holds the wick straight and secure.
  5. Ladle wax into the milk carton until full. Allow it to harden completely. Carefully cut away the milk carton with sharp scissors.


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