How To Make An Emergency Crisco Candle – Frugal Tip
I first came across this tip on Pinterest and then found a video on YouTube. You can take a can of Crisco and a piece of string (or a candle wick) and create your own long lasting candle. This might come in very handy during a long power outage.
Below is a short video on exactly how to do this. Couldn’t be simpler, but a great tip that I’m sure we’ll all remember when we’re stuck in a prolonged power outage and are starting to run out of candles. Heck, I might do this for soft lighting at night outside or on a camping trip with a can of half-used Crisco that’s about to go bad.
All you do is take a candle wick from a craft store with a metal base and push it as deep as possible into the Crisco. Or if you don’t have one of those lying around when the power goes out, grab a piece of string or twine and either a paper clip or a metal washer and tie it around one end of your string. Again push it deep into the Crisco with the end of your “wick” still sticking out and light it.
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