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Photo courtesy of Design*Sponge.

Now you can pack some romantic ambiance along on your travels with this ingenious idea by artist Kate Pruitt posted on the design blog, Design*Sponge, which is dedicated to all things design as well as fun D-I-Y (Do It Yourself) projects.


Using simple altoid cans, you can create handy travel size candle kits.

Items you’ll need to complete this creative project are:

  • Altoid tins
  • Candle wicks
  • Wax
  • Mod podge glue
  • Decorative paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Paint brush

You could also grab some coloring for your wax and scents to mix things up. So pick up your supplies, grab the step-by-step instructions from Design*Sponge and let us know how it turned out.

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About The Author

Lola (Akinmade) Åkerström

Lola (Akinmade) Åkerström is a MatadorU faculty member and Network contributor. Her work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Vogue, BBC,, and many more. Follow her photoblog at

  • Candle Queen

    Hey, I love those candles, did you make them yourself or did you buy them? If you made them, I would love to know more.

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