Saturday, June 25, 2011

tea cup candles

i have wanted to make tea cup candles for ages!
i ordered what i needed on eBay, and scoured the op shops and markets for
teacups and cute little glass containers.
i now have a decent stash of sweet finds, so today was the day
to create!
to get started all you need is some natural soy wax, wicks, oil scent, teacups,
a glass pyrex jug, boiling water and a saucepan.
i put enough soy wax flakes in the jug to fill a couple of teacups.
once the water is boiling, place in a cake cooler and sit the jug on top of it.
that allows the heat to even circulate around the jug.
while the wax melts slowly, pop a wick in each cup and centre them with
pegs and skewers.
i refuse to buy "wick holding" contraptions when i can construct my own for free!
the kit i bought came with some scented oil, but i also used
my own rose scented oil.
you can see the wax sitting in these two cups. it hasn't set yet.
all lined up on the kitchen bench!
once they had almost set, i then topped them up.
the wicks them get a trim, and here they are!


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  1. I love them! the cups are so pretty, they make gorgeous candles and would be great gifts.

  2. these will all sell quickly, for sure!! take into account the "time-consuming" bit when you price them hehe :)

  3. Love them and definetly will be making some to give as gifts.xx

  4. Oh how sweet. I love all the tiny containers you rounded up for this project. What a great idea.

  5. Beautiful is the word! Everything looks so perfect:)

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing this 'how to'. What wonderful gifts these would make - I know what I'll be doing for Christmas this year!
    Have a super weekend.