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Turn a shot glass in to a lovely tea light candle.
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.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1114 projects »
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  • How to make a votive / candle holder. Shot Glass Candles - Step 1
    Step 1

    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.

  • How to make a votive / candle holder. Shot Glass Candles - Step 2
    Step 2

    Place the measuring jug in to a pan of boiling water and leave to melt down.

  • How to make a votive / candle holder. Shot Glass Candles - Step 3
    Step 3

    When the wax has almost melted down completely add your wax dye.

  • How to make a votive / candle holder. Shot Glass Candles - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut lengths of wick to fit the shot glasses.

  • How to make a votive / candle holder. Shot Glass Candles - Step 5
    Step 5

    Place the wicks inside the shot glasses. Make sure only to use glass shot glasses, plastic ones will melt.

  • How to make a votive / candle holder. Shot Glass Candles - Step 6
    Step 6

    When the wax is melted down pour a measure in to each shot glass, be careful not to submerge to wick.

  • How to make a votive / candle holder. Shot Glass Candles - Step 7
    Step 7

    When the wax is almost completely set, move the wick in to the center of the glass and then leave to fully set.

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Sara E.
Sara E.
this is a really cool idea!! i cant believe i never thought about it. i collect shot glasses so i have a bunch from around the world that just sit around collecting dust on a shelf since i have so many. i also looove candles and am lighting them all the time, now i can make these and scatter them all around my house and out them to good use! thanks! Happy
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Sara E.
Sara E.
this is a really cool idea!! i cant believe i never thought about it. i collect shot glasses so i have a bunch from around the world that just sit around collecting dust on a shelf since i have so many. i also looove candles and am lighting them all the time, now i can make these and scatter them all around my house and out them to good use! thanks! Happy
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Kasey Kasket
Kasey Kasket · Ormond Beach, Florida, US · 25 projects
Cute idea!
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Angeliiii
Angeliiii · 14 projects
This looks awesome! I really want to make some candles for my mum for her birthday, but i would prefer that they're scented. What do you suggest I add to the wax to make it smell nice when the candle is burning? And also, do you need wax dye specifically, or can it be food dye? Thanks for putting this up!
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CO + K User

where can you buy the wicks?
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LaKore
LaKore · Vinton, Virginia, US · 1 project
That's great I have thought about doing this but never got around to it I think I just may tho.
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Grace D
Grace D · London, GB · 83 projects
i forgot 2 ask... can u use just like string...
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Grace D
Grace D · London, GB · 83 projects
can u put the wax in the microwave 2 make it easier ... only 11 c ... dnt wanna burn myseld hahahaha
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Grace D
Grace D · London, GB · 83 projects
o i live in london... wot bout u...how old r u???? just to see if like any 1 of any age can do like all this craft stuff
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Grace D
Grace D · London, GB · 83 projects
a gd idea is 2 put selotape across the shot glassand cut a slit in it and slot the wick in it...i shuld shold it up...i hav tried it but only making a lolly for the stick to be held up...andway hpe tht helps...i hav a big brain 4 sme1 who is 11!!!!!
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