Monday, January 2, 2012

DIY Tea Cup Candles

Probably one of my favorite DIY projects of all time, is the creation of Tea Cup Candles. 

They're small, cheap, easy to make, and not at all time consuming.

Due to a series of unfortunate events, my camera decided to give up on me today and so I was unable to take good pictures myself. Luckily though, Kelsey from LadyWankenobi has a sweet little tutorial of how to make them, so ya'll don't have to miss out. She's amazing! Be sure to thank her for her tutorial.

"What you need:

* Wicks
* Wax
* Tea Set
* Scent
* Wax Color

We found all of our supplies at Michaels and Wal-Mart. The tea set was purchased at an antique shop. We spent a total of $50 on everything and made 7 gifts.


1. Set up the wicks inside the cups. Make sure you buy the wicks that include a base so that they don’t just float around in the cup when you fill it up with wax.

2. Heat the wax. The wax we used was a soy based wax that you could microwave in a bowl. Otherwise you need to buy a double boiler for the wax which can get pretty expensive. Takes about 4 minutes. Remove with oven mits.

3. Add the coloring and scent of your choice to the liquid wax. We found the best scent and color can be bought at Michaels. We chose a cinnamon scent and a red color for Christmas. Stir wax, color, and scent together.

4. Pour wax into cups. We used a paper cup to transfer the wax from the bowl to the cups to eliminate spilling wax everywhere.

5. Let Dry. It takes about 30 minutes to fully dry."

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