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?
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.
Insteade of filling a mason jar:
Scoop up some damp sand with some old cup and stick the candle in..
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.