This Underwater Candle Is Pure Magic

Diply 26 Sep 2018

Candles usually give off a magical glow as it is. But with this underwater candle creation, you're going to feel like the ultimate witch or wizard.

With just a few simple materials and a little bit of an optical illusion, your friends and family will think you've harnessed the power to make flames underwater.

Gather up your materials, and let's make a little magic!

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Place a layer of river stones in the bottom of the vase.

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Small-ish stones — around the size of a quarter or a little larger — will give your candle a nice aesthetic. But don't be afraid to experiment with larger rocks or maybe even some sand.

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Next, place a glass inside the vase securely in amongst the rocks.

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Make sure to nestle the glass into the rocks so that they'll hold it steady once you pour in the water.

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Fill the glass with stones, and place stones around it to help keep it steady. 

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Level the stones around the glass until they line up with the stones inside the glass. The idea is to help sell the optical illusion you're trying to create.

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Decorate the outside of the smaller container with fake leaves and plants.

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Use your wire cutters to trim your faux plants so that they fit into the large vase. Make sure they don't hang over the top of the smaller container so that don't they melt or catch fire.

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Place the tea light inside of the smaller glass on top of the stones.

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Try to keep the tea light fairly level so that it burns evenly and doesn't drip wax all over the rocks.

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Finally, fill the larger vase with water to just below the brim of the glass.

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Obviously, you don't want to fill up the smaller glass because, well, you can't actually light a candle underwater.

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Use extra-long fireplace matches or a BBQ lighter to reach into the small glass to light the tea light.

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Now sit back and enjoy the awe on the faces of your friends and family as they marvel at your magical abilities!

Don't forget to watch the video at the top of the article to watch the magic unfold.

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