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A Real Redneck Candle Holder

That Wilmette guy (what is he, some French guy?) showed be his "Redneck" candle holder.
I made him put out a real one, if he ever wants his car to work again.
I talk, he types.; Mary Kay shoots pictures.
So here goes. The real redneck version.
Just for lagniappe, I'll also throw in an "advanced " version and an even simpler version for the folks in Chicago.

What You Need

Damp Sand -- every time
Mason Jar — Jar every time.
Size depends on how much sand you have and how big your candle is.
And what you have around.
Also, you may want some decorations

Sometimes you might want a ring and lid to fit the jar
And something to cut the lid.
These last things are for the "advanced redneck" version

Make the Candle Stand

Pick a Mason jar.

Fill the jar with the damp stand

Stick the candle in the sand that's in the jar

Stick the candle in deeper or not as deep

That's it for the regular version.

What else fo I need to tell.

Do you need a separate steps to put sand in a jar?

Do you need to be told how to put a candle in sand?

Advanced Version

Here's the advanced version:

Take a lid that fits the jar.

Make a hole in the middle of the lid about the size of a mickle.

Use whateever tools you have handy: knives, files, tin snips

Put the Lid and Ring on the Jar

Put the lid and ring on the jar
The candle goes through the hole, in the lid.

Decorate the Jar When You Have Company

Tie a piece of gingham around the jar or something.

Make it pretty.

No pictures. This step you for you to figure out yourself.

Simple Version

Insteade of filling a mason jar:

Scoop up some damp sand with some old cup and stick the candle in..

Operating Instructions

You want the candle higher: jam more sand under it.
If the candle falls over, it means you need to have more sand around it

You want it lower? Push it down more if you can. Or cut it. It's your candle.

If You Don't Have Sand or a Mason Jar

You can use salt or crushed limestone or small pebbles instead of the sand.

You can even use a tin can insteadof a jar.

If you use a tin can, you could put a reflector around theback pretty easy.

But I can't show that now. I got to replace this relay.

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