It doesn’t get much easier than this… One big can of Crisco and a piece of string. Insert string into Crisco as the wick (the larger the diameter of the can, the more wicks you can insert). Leave a quarter of an inch of the wick showing above the Crisco.
Interestingly, Crisco was originally invented by a candle maker in the first place.
His name was Procter, and he joined forces with his brother in law Gamble because of the meat packing monopoly’s high prices for the lard and tallow needed to make candles and soap.
P&G gained control of the cottonseed business and in 1907, developed the science of hydrogenation (adding hydrogen atoms to the fatty acid chains of cottonseed oil to transform the oil into a solid that resembled lard.
That’s right… Early Crisco was made out of cottonseed oil and then marketed to housewives as healthier than cooking with fats and more economical than butter.
And now it’s a candle again.