Ideas to keep candle lit?

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Ideas to keep candle lit?

Postby Black Mage » Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:02 am

I have found that with some very open patterns, I can have a hard time keeping the candles in my lanterns lit on a breezy night. What does everyone do to help keep their flames lit?
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Postby Dadja » Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:15 pm

Like I said, just place 'em in a small glass or sumtin
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Postby Angel » Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:55 pm

Canning jars work really well.
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Postby Kittie » Sun Sep 03, 2006 6:00 pm

When the pumpkins have bigger openings, I use the battery operated lights.
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Postby vadersnicket » Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:10 pm

I put my candle in a small jar to keep it from blowing out :lol:
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Postby CanadianCarver » Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:06 am

A cheap method that I use each year is to buy a pack of dixie cups and put a votive candle in them. The candle is slightly below the top of the cup to keep the wind out. The cup is waxed and I have yet to have an issue with one burning.
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Postby DarkAngel » Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:43 pm

Just drop the tea light candle into a jam-jar, that'll do the trick!
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Postby badgers » Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:31 am

I use a small clear glass votive candle holder. Found them at our dollar store, right next to where I was picking up the votive candles :)
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Postby Dr. Frybrain » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:09 pm

Put your candles in drinking glasses.

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Postby purple1worm » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:45 am

I also put them in small votive holders! But sometimes they still go out!
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Postby monstermash » Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:46 am

Glass jars. Definately.
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Postby Nikki » Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:42 am

I always go with a small little tealight candle holder... something deep enough to where the wind makes it flicker but doesn't have the ... vulnerability to put it out.. I would check out your local Dollar Stores if you have any near you.. they have cheap little glasses that I use and work wonderfully :D
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Postby GUS » Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:38 am

Ryan really needs to sort a quick flicker ing howler light, i'm blown away, it's a beautiful golden colour, tremendous, about to purchase more!
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Postby purple1worm » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:40 am

GUS wrote:Ryan really needs to sort a quick flicker ing howler light, i'm blown away, it's a beautiful golden colour, tremendous, about to purchase more!


I was thinking of trying those! Looks like a flickering candle but won't go out!!
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Postby S.A.M » Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:23 pm

GUS wrote:Ryan really needs to sort a quick flicker ing howler light, i'm blown away, it's a beautiful golden colour, tremendous, about to purchase more!


Is this a new product? Different to the original howler flicker light?
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