How to Create a Secret Candle Stash



Have you ever needed a secret stash to hide your personal or valuable items? This guide will show you how to create a secret hiding spot that someone doesn't need to just find, but investigate, to find what is hidden within.

Steps

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    Find a tall, thick candle, a sharp steak knife, or other medium sized knife, and drill with a thick bit, a lighter of any sort, and a sponge or other squishy item in a color relatively close to your candle, and of course, something to hide.
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    Use the drill to make some holes as far into the candle as possible, while staying far enough away from the edge of the candle to leave a strong outside wall.
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    Cut out the rest of the inside with the knife, using the holes from the drill to get the it inside. This should create a deep space in the candle.
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    Spark the lighter and hover the flame below the hole in the candle to melt the wax. Rub the melted wax smooth on the inside.
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    Cut the squishy object into a circle about one half inch bigger than the hole in the candle.
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    Use the hole to store whatever you want.
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    Close off the stash by stuffing the squishy item in the candle.
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    Place somewhere inconspicuous. The candle can even be lit. (Don't burn it down too far!)
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    Enjoy your privacy!

Tips

  • After you cut out the inside with the knife, the drill can be used like a grinder to make the job easier.

Warnings

  • Do not forget your stash is inside the candle and give it to a friend or donate it.
  • Melted wax can be hot, watch out not to burn yourself when smoothing the inside of the candle.
  • Knives, drills, and lighters can be dangerous. Be careful.

Things You'll Need

  • A medium sized knife, such as a steak knife
  • A long, thick candle
  • A drill with a thick bit
  • A squishy object the same color as your candle
  • A lighter of any kind
  • Something to hide

Article Info

Categories: Candle Making | Diary and Secrets