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How To : Make Long-Lasting, Wax-Free Candles for Your Home

Scented candles tend to magically turn a house into a home. The light flicker of the flame gives a relaxed or romantic tone to the atmosphere, and keeps the space smelling fragrant for hours. The only problem? Wax melts, and the candle becomes worthless after the wax is all go ...more

How To : 8 Practical Ways to Use Bacon Grease

Need to get a painful splinter out of your skin? Apply some bacon grease onto the affected area and place a band-aid on it overnight. The bacon grease will soften the skin tissue and draw out the splinter, making it easier to remove with tweezers the next day. After cooking y ...more

How To : Make a Tiki Torch from a Bottle of Jack Daniels

There are tons of ways to make simple DIY lamps out of things you have lying around at home. If you've got an empty container, (even an orange or tuna can), there's probably a way to upcycle it into a lamp of some sort, and they can come in handy if you ever lose power. After ...more

How To : Turn a wine bottle into an oil lamp

Check out this DIY video tutorial from Curbly, the best place to share pictures of your home, find design ideas, and get expert home-improvement advice. Turning a wine bottle into an oil lamp couldn't be easier. If you don't have the supplies on hand, a quick trip to the hard ...more

How To : Perform a self lighting candle trick

In this trick - which is perfect for any restaurant or bar - you will learn how to light a candle without actually ever touching a flame to the wick. Don't think it's possible? Think again! You will learn exactly how to do this illusion and amaze everyone around you. Score som ...more

How To : Make an Ovitrap Mosquito Trap

Do you have a major mosquito problem? Well, here's a solution used by the military to drastically cut down their numbers. Video: . Step 1: Getting Started. Grab a plastic bottle from your recycle bin. The bigger the better. This concept will work with many types of containers ...more

How To : Make a fire with chapstick and cottonballs

This is a survival video which shows how to make a fire out of chap stick and cotton balls. This is called the wicks/wax principle. For the wick, cotton balls are used. For the wax, any petroleum based product is good. In this case chap stick is used. Take a big chunk of chap ...more

How To : Replace a Zippo wick

This video will show you how to replace a wick in a standard Zippo lighter. This method can also be used in many other similar style lighters. As you will see in the video, you might not even need to change it, but rather just use what's left. There's a lot hidden in there!

How To : Make a wick holder for oil lamps

This instructional lampworking video demonstrates how to make a wick holder for an oil lamp. With a lampwork torch you can melt a small glass tube which you can use to hold a wick upright in a traditional oil lamp. This glass tube keeps the wick from slipping into the treacher ...more

How To : Make your own wick for a homemade candle

In this video, learn how to make a fresh wick for a homemade candle. Has your candle lost its wick or do you need to light a candle you've just made? This video from creative tips will show you how to save that candle by making your own wick at home. Follow along and light it up!

News : Make magic trick candles

Think back to the trick candles of your childhood. No matter how hard you blew, those darn things kept lighting back up! The magic behind it is simple science. The wick is coated with magnesium, the key ingredient for "magic" candles. Even though you can blow out the flame, ...more

How To : Do the "Twilight Zone" Zippo lighter trick

In this tutorial, learn how to do the popular Zippo trick, "The Twilight Zone". Basically, you will need to make a simple modification to your wick so that your flame looks extra spooky. With this effect, you will be able to "light" and "put out" your flame using only your fin ...more

How To : Make an ultralight wick backpacking stove

Remind yourself how to make an ultralight wick back packing stove with tips from this how-to video. Or, just plain teach yourself how to do it, depending on what level you are at in making ultralight wick backpacking stoves.

How To : Bond a primer wick to any alcohol stove

Check out this brief video tutorial on how to bond a primer wick to any alcohol stove. Installing a primer wick to a alcohol stove is easy. If you have an urge to head off camping, make sure you have your portable stove, and make sure it has a good wick. If not, you're going t ...more

How To : Solder for electronics and other repairs

Learn how to solder. Whether you like to tinker with electronics or do your own plumbing repairs, soldering metal is an essential skill. Plus, it's kinda fun. You Will Need   * A soldering iron   * A soldering tip   * Safety glasses   * Solder   * Flux   * Soldering clamps ...more

How To : Solder & heat shrink wires

This is how to solder wires properly and then heat shrink them in order to insulate them. Firstly upkeep of the soldering iron is required to keep it from oxidizing. Portable versions of the iron are also available to make work more convenient. A solder sucker is required to s ...more

How To : Make an emergency oil lamp

Impress your friends when camping by bringing your own makeshift oil lamp! Perfect for blackouts, camping, or even creating ambiance, keeping an oil lamp around is a handy idea. Warning: Place oil lamp in a safe location away from children and pets. Step 1: Prepare the wick ...more

How To : Make candles in tea cups out of soy wax

Teacup candles are a beautiful variation on candles. You will need soy wax, clean tea cups, wicking, your preferred candle dye and essential oils, a wick pin and a method for heating and melting your candle wax (a kitchen stove is generally good enough).

How To : Solder jump rings

In this tutorial, we learn how to solder jump rings. This will give the rings more strength if you are doing a chain or a bracelet, and it won't break on thread. You will need a flame, wick candle with a number four tip, and something to light the torch. Start out by closing t ...more

How To : Make your own beeswax candles at home

Beeswax is a clean-burning and pleasantly scented wax for candles, and beeswax candles make excellent gifts. This tutorial shows you how to make your own rolled beeswax candles at home. All you need is your primed candle wick and a few sheets of beeswax.

How To : Perform Havdallah after Shabbat ends

This instructional video, produced by Jewish Pathways, demonstrates how to perform Havdallah after Shabbat ends. Hadvallah is a Jewish religious ceremony that marks the symbolic end of Shabbat and holidays, ushering in the new week. In Judaism, Shabbat ends -- and the new wee ...more

How To : Make a tangerine candle

Scented candles don't have anything on this Moujan creation. The best part is that it's "Hella simple." Materials: * Orange, tangerine or another favorite citrus fruit * Cutting knife * Olive oil (other cooking oils work too) * Match/lighter Directions: 1. Pour 3/4th of an ...more

How To : Make Colorful Ice Candles

See how to make homemade "ice" candles out of taper candles (or wax flakes). Cut up the taper candles, heat them until melted, then pour into a container lined with ice (chipped ice, not cubes) with the wick dangling in from above. The ice will create an interesting design in ...more

How To : Make beeswax candles

In this tutorial, we learn how to make beeswax candles. To make this, you will need thread for a wick and a small bucket of beeswax that is melted on a hot surface. To start, cut the wick thread into even strings, you will only need two of them. Next, place the strings into th ...more

How To : Make homemade Chanukah menorah candles

Get ready to brighten up your Chanukah celebration with some homemade Menorah candles, like in this how-to video. You will need paraffin wax, a double boiler (metal coffee can set on top of a wire screen in a large pot of boiling water), a wooden spoon, a bowl filled with cold ...more

How To : Make your own water proof matches

How to make your own water proof matches Making your own waterproof matches is really pretty easy. To do it you will need a few items. You will need a box of wooden strike matches. You will also need a candle. Start by lighting the candle and let it melt down a small pool of w ...more

How To : Make a floating candle

To make a floating candle you will need a screw, a candle, and a glass of water. If you take the candle and just put it down in the glass of water the candle will not float. To make the candle float take the screw and screw it into the bottom of the candle. Then you can take t ...more

How To : Light a hard-to-reach wick on holiday centerpieces

Around the holidays we use pretty lights and candles for everything: We hang shiny white lights on our Christmas tree, dangle them outside along our windowsill, and add candles to floral centerpieces. But how do you light a centerpiece when the candle is in a tight space and ...more

How To : Make a candle burn more slowly

We all love the relaxing quality and lovely smell a burning candle adds to a room but it is frustrating when candles burn through too quickly. By taking into consideration the placement and properly prepping the candle you’ll give it a longer life. Making your house smell lik ...more

How To : Design a fun and awesome tabletop roleplaying game

Whether you're looking to publish your own game or just make your homebrew better, this tutorial is for you. Veteran game designer John Wick shares his insight earned from several decades of being a game designer to teach you how to write an awesome tabletop roleplaying game! ...more

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