About

Cost
$ $ $ $ $
Difficulty
• • • •
Time
30 mins

Teacup Candle
These really are the perfect gifts. They really take no time at all and you can get very creative with the project. I recycled some old candles that had burnt out. The teacups were found in thrift stores and garage sales separated from the rest of their sets.

Posted by Chelsea M. from Nashville, Tennessee, United States • Published See Chelsea M.'s 6 projects »
PrintEmbed
  • How to make a tea cup candle. Teacup Candle - Step 1
    Step 1

    Before starting this project you should assess which cups you will be using and how much wax you think it will take to fill them. You will find that you can normally knock a few cups out at once.

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

    Measure and cut your wick for each cups height and add 2 inches or so. wrap the wick around a skewer(a stick or pencil works fine as well) and place in on top the middle of the cup.

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

    Break up your wax (a hammer and screw driver works really well)if you had a big candle like I did. It just makes it easier to melt when the pieces of wax are small.

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

    Put the wax in a pouring pot if you have it. A regular pot will work just as well. Put the pouring pot into your second pot and melt the wax on medium low heat.

    optional: you would add fragrance or coloring once the wax has melted.

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

    Pour the melted wax into your teacups stopping at about 1/2 inch below the cup's rim. Allow the wax to cool for about an hour.
    A well will usually form in the middle of the candle after it has cooled. Pour more melted wax to fill in the well and until the wax is about 1/4 inch below the rim.

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

    Enjoy your beautiful new creations!

Versions

Comments

 Evelyn Vermilion
Evelyn Vermilion · Wenatchee, Washington, US · 21 projects
Very cute! I am a big tea cup collector and this would be a perfect addition to my nighttime tea parties!
Reply
Taylor Rea
Taylor Rea · 9 projects
I think i am going to do this for my best friend's bridal shower favor! thank you!
Reply
Ciara
Ciara · 68 projects
Such a clever idea! I need to try this.
Very 'Alice in Wonderland' >.<
Reply
Coda S.
Coda S.
This is so cute
Reply