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Turn an old or chipped teacup in to a scented candle.
I know this has been done a lot but I made the tutorial years ago and forgot to post it. My friend Clare gave me a really pretty teacup for my birthday but it was chipped and so, I decided to turn it in to a candle.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1104 projects »
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  • How to make a tea cup candle. Teacup Candle - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by finding a teacup you might like to use.

  • How to make a tea cup candle. Teacup Candle - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut a length of wick long enough to touch the bottom of your cup and tie it around a skewer. Place this to the side on preparation.

  • How to make a tea cup candle. Teacup Candle - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fill your cup with candle wax so that it's almost full.

  • How to make a tea cup candle. Teacup Candle - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fill a pan with water and leave to boil. Place the wax in a plastic jug and clip to the side of the pan.

  • How to make a tea cup candle. Teacup Candle - Step 5
    Step 5

    Leave the wax to melt for a few minutes, stirring with a toothpick if you need to break up any clumps.

  • How to make a tea cup candle. Teacup Candle - Step 6
    Step 6

    Remove from the pan and a few drops of your favourite essential oil.

  • How to make a tea cup candle. Teacup Candle - Step 7
    Step 7

    Place the skewer with the wick over you cup, so that it's nice and centred and then carefully pour the wax in to the teacup.

  • How to make a tea cup candle. Teacup Candle - Step 8
    Step 8

    Sprinkle with a little bit of glitter for effect. Not too much or it will burn and leave a horrible smell.

  • How to make a tea cup candle. Teacup Candle - Step 9
    Step 9

    You're all done!

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Willow Bon-Bon
Willow Bon-Bon · London, GB · 29 projects
This would make a great present - thanks for posting it!
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Puk
Puk · Nederland, Colorado, US · 1 project
This is a cute way to decorate the table for a high tea or something!
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