Hey, First post so be nice prz!
I saw a cool little “H2O Candle” on think geek and was curious to see if there was an easy DIY way of executing this.
From what I understand, the materials are very straight forward.
Glass container to put the candle in
Wick that is able to burn off of oil
Lighter (always gots a lighter 420<3)
Glass stones (for decoration of the bottom of the container)
Wick holder that floats
Coloring (not sure if its supposed to be food coloring or water coloring? im a guy so i dont know if there is even a difference…)
Is there much else to it? This is so simple and I was pricing things out and it seems that the kit gives you 18 wicks so 18 candles? I assume they are about 1" (18" total), which is just an educated guess. saw online that 1 yd (36")is $0.99. Dollar Tree has some simple, yet cool candle holders for $1.00 (duh). Rocks are also found at Dollar Tree ($1.00). Got plenty of oil in the kitchen ($0.00).
My main issue is what type of wick do i get? what is the material that sucks up the oil to light it? I tried to do a bit of research and i think its a fiberglass wick??? Thats the same that was priced at $0.99 a yard.
Also, are there any local vendors for wick floats? i can only find online but the last entry on this site
this site is solid though to get wicks and floats at the same time for $2.50 for a pack of 3 floats and 100 wicks. But if i can get it at a retail store that would be nice.
Also, does anyone know the type of coloring? im sure this is just common knowledge that i apparently do not have… food coloring the same thing? not sure.
What do you guys think???