Used Nightlight foils

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Post: #45259 Dendrobium
Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:07 pm

Not sure if this is the right place but......

I have a HUGE quantity of the little foil cups that nightlights come in, I save all the odd scraping of wax and quite easily end up making fair sized 'proper' candles with it. However I didn't realise until a workshop clear out how many I have! I used to use them for mixing little bits of pain for craft use, but I'm sure there must be other uses too! I guess they'd make a good birdscarer if strung together, but after that I'm at a loss for any more ideas?????

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Post: #45461 the.fee.fairy
Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:09 pm

re-filling with more wax?
using for burning incense cones in

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Post: #46088 manxminx
Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:35 pm

i just made myself a boild egg for lunch (haven't had one for years) but couldn't find my egg cups i must have packed them away as we dont use them so i used a used tea light foil :oops: thanks for posting this one or i would have never thought of it
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Post: #46096 Shirley
Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:44 pm

What a clever idea MM - well done you.
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Post: #48253 Jarmara
Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:40 pm

they make good paint and glue pots

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Re: Used Nightlight foils

Post: #72066 MrsD'ville
Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:42 pm

Dendrobium wrote:Not sure if this is the right place but......

I have a HUGE quantity of the little foil cups that nightlights come in, I save all the odd scraping of wax and quite easily end up making fair sized 'proper' candles with it. However I didn't realise until a workshop clear out how many I have! I used to use them for mixing little bits of pain for craft use, but I'm sure there must be other uses too! I guess they'd make a good birdscarer if strung together, but after that I'm at a loss for any more ideas?????


Brilliant idea! I've been wanting to make a bird scarer. Wish I'd read this thread before wandering around with a handful of foils earlier thinking 'hmm, wonder what I can do with these...?' :cry:

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Post: #72070 mrsflibble
Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:52 pm

hold them up to your eyes and say "buzz" to amuse children?
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: #74233 Thurston Garden
Sun Oct 14, 2007 4:41 pm

The fit perfectly inside the demister hose leading to a Land Rover windscreen. All Landy owners will know just how pathetic the demisting abilities of these otherwise fantastic vehicles are.

Solution - poke half a dozen holes in the tea light foil and insert into PASSENGER demister hose. Voila 90% of the passenger air now goes to the driver's side and it demists in super quick time.

Limited audience for this, I know, but I thought it was fantastic!
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Post: #74260 Annpan
Sun Oct 14, 2007 8:02 pm

Put a few drops of essential oil in one with a little water and place either on the top of your woodburner on on the back convector bits of a radiator.
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Post: #74323 Clara
Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:35 pm

Not sure if this is "using" them technically speaking, but when we build a fire we pop them on top of the logs, any remaining wax helps a newly lit fire to get going.....and the foils seem to burn away too.
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