Saturday, June 16, 2012

Father's Day Gifts... from Pinterest

So for Father's Day, we decided to make homemade oil lamps for Steven. It was relatively easy to make, all you need is olive oil, lamp wicks (which I couldn't find at Michael's but ended up finding at Wal-Mart for 97 cents [go figure]), and two mason jars. The hardest part was getting the sticky from the price tags off the top of the jars.

I used a permanent marker to draw a line to show where I needed to cut the hole for the wick and then used two screw drivers (I couldn't find the hammer) and ran the large one across the line I drew a few times to "weaken" the metal and then used the small one to actually punch the hole by hitting the top of it with the large screw driver (kinda like a hammer and a nail).

I had a hard time getting the girls really into it but I was able to get them to hold the jars while I punched holes...

From what I have read online, you have to pull the wick up after you burn it to be able to relight it- since this one does not have a screw to pull the wick up, you have to do it yourself.
Here is the link from Pinterest

I hope he enjoys it, it was relatively cheap to make around $3.50-4.00 (JoAnns) for both jars, 97 cents (WalMart) each for the Wicks, and $5.48 (WalMart) for the Olive Oil.

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