I seem to have a huge shot glass collection and I can't remember where many of them came from. I was feeling somewhat obliged to keep them so instead of piling them up in a cupboard, I turned them in to tea light candles.<br><br>
You could really use any kind of glass for this. Experiment with pretty glasses like martini and cocktail glasses. Don't use plastic shot glasses though or they may melt away.
Break up all your old, half burnt candles in to a measuring jug. You can use discoloured wax if you are planning on adding some wax dye.
Place the measuring jug in to a pan of boiling water and leave to melt down.
When the wax has almost melted down completely add your wax dye.
Cut lengths of wick to fit the shot glasses.
Place the wicks inside the shot glasses. Make sure only to use glass shot glasses, plastic ones will melt.
When the wax is melted down pour a measure in to each shot glass, be careful not to submerge to wick.
When the wax is almost completely set, move the wick in to the center of the glass and then leave to fully set.