How to Make Oil Lights in a Mandarin Peel

Pretty little lights. For outdoor use only.

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I saw these cute lights and this is how to make them. All you need plus a knife.

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Cut thru the peel all the way around the mandarin.

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Carefully remove the top peel in one piece.

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Remove the bottom peel also in one piece so that you got the white middle " string" still attached to the peel. See next picture.

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The middle " string " still attached.

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Cut a large hole in the top half if the mandarin peel and pour your cooking oil, olive oil, sunflower seed oil or what ever oil you have in the bottom peel.

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The middle " string " will act as a wick and absorb the oil. I dunked mine in to the oil to speed up the process.

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Oil filled " wick"

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Light it up.

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Looks quit cute already.

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Put the top with the hole back on. Make sure the hole is so big that the top peel don't starts to burn. Cut any shape you want.

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A bird came by to see what was going on.

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They will burn for an hour or two. Keep an eye on them just in case. When the oil is burnt up it will just go out. Enjoy.

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