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This took less than 30 minutes to do. I started with one of the cheap oil lamps like this - http://www.walmart.com/ip/FloraSense-Hurricane-Oil-Lantern-Black/16783700 - from Walmart. I started by removing the wick and crank assembly, which pretty much will just pop out with a little leverage. Just toss this part in the trash, it wont be of any further use. Then I took snips and pliers and cut away the domed part that the wick protrudes through. I just did a quick rough job on this since it will be covered. It should look like this when done.



Next I took a LED votive candle, one of the larger ones that already looks like a candle, treated with hot glue to look like dripping wax, and carefully glued it to a large metal washer so that the battery compartment and on/off switch are still accessible through the opening underneath. (extra washer in the pic is for comparison.)





Once that is done the washer/votive assembly is simply set in place of the wick dome, then put the glass back in place and close up the lamp. The glass should hold the washer/votive in place securely.





A very quick and inexpensive way to do a hurricane lamp.
 

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Very nice Nighfisher. I have about 30 of these lanterns throughout the trails in the Haunted Forest and I have lit them using lamp oil as fuel. This year I will be converting to this LED candle in each of them. The lanterns were really only for decoragion anyway and this will really be a lot better.
 

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Lol, I just used that big washer because it was all I could find that was already the right size with a hole in the middle. Next option was going to be to cut a base out of plastic or thin plywood. A small jar lid or cutting the bottom off of a plastic cup would probably work pretty good too. Just don't forget to make a hole big enough to get to the battery compartment and switch.
 

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Nice work! To highlight the candle (the wax part) it might give it an extra creepy affect if you stuck a UV or Blue LED at the top facing down. The hot glue really looks cool under black light.
 

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This is way cool, and something that is so satisfying to see once done. I'm a hot glue fanatic so I'm really digging the look on the candles.
 

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That's great, I just got a few laterns at a yardsale this weekend and I was thinking of redoing them, I'm still debating weather going with this or hardwiring it.
 
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