Tuesday, June 12, 2012

DIY Teacup Candles

I had so much fun making the decorations for my brother and sister in laws wedding last week. Everyone in the family was gathered around kitchen counters and tables crafting {even the men}. I asked my SIL how many wedding magazines she had bought { I bought tons 3 years ago when I got married}. Amazingly she said none, someone had given it to her as part of a gift, she found everything on Pinterest.

Here is the first project I helped tackle, teacup candles to be used on the table decorations. ADORABLE.

SIL hunted down all of these adorable teacups and saucers from varying thrift shops and paid about 45 cents for each set. We picked up a package of wicks from Hobby Lobby for $2.69/dozen.

I hot glued the wicks into the bottom of each cup after washing them to get any dust off. {you might want to also hot glue the cup to saucer if you are gifting them to make it more complete, we did not since we needed to pack them up to take to venue}.

I used 2 boxes of plain candle wax from Hobby Lobby, each box was $4.99. You can use any sauce pan to melt your wax down, however for easiest clean up we purchased this special container for melting $14.99 and then we used a 40% off coupon.

I chopped the wax up into smaller chunks to speed along the melting process. Stirring it occasionally with a wood spoon.

After all of the wax was melted down I poured each cup full to the desired height and allowed them to harden.  After completely dry I snapped the wicks down to a safe length. 

We let ours sit out over night and loved the final results!

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  1. I love tea cup candles! Such fun. :)

  2. Love this! I wonder, can you add scent? Or color?

  3. You did a brilliant job! I have been wanting to make these for ages and even blogged about the idea months ago but still have tried to make them. Your tips are great so if I do ever get the courage to try it I will remember them!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz


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