Monday, 10 December 2012


#GIFT - Vintage Teacup Candle

These Pretty Vintage Teacup candles, great for unique handmade gifts for friends and family.  Search charity shops, flea markets, car boot sales and ebay for nice teacups and saucers, they usually cost £1-£2.50.  If you are making multiple candles it might be worth buying a full tea service, also often found in charity shops.  

These Teacup candles only cost £2.05 ($3.30) to make!  Find details of prices and stockists here.  

You could also add a personalised label with message, Download some FREE Rankidoodle Teacup Candle Labels here.  I wrap mine in polka dot cellaphane and tie with pretty lace, very vintage darling. x

For this project you will need...

Teacup saucer
15 tealights (plain or scented)
Wick (12cm)
lolly stick (optional)
Wick sustainer tab (optional)
glue (optional)
Old pan
Metal jug

You will need to fill your pan with water and bring to the boil.  

Next take all of the tealights out of their casings (remove the metal casings and wicks) and drop them into the jug (dont worry if any of the casings/wick fall in they can be fished out later).

Next place your bowl/jug in the water and wait for the wax to melt
(please make sure the water doesn't run dry)

When your wax has melted pour a tiny bit into your teacup and push the metal sustainer and wick into it to secure.  Then either cellotape the wick to a lolly stick or you can just use cellotape, across the top of the teacup.

Next make sure you protect your hands (teatowel or oven gloves) and pour your wax into your teacup. Fill to 1cm below the rim making sure the wick is central.

Leave to set for about an hour.

And Voila!  You have a lovely Teacup Candle.

Doing multiple Teacup candle can save time.
Sometimes the candle wax can come loose in the teacup, to prevent this put a blob of glue between the teacup and wax (when fully set) to secure.

Download these FREE Rankidoodle Teacup Candle Labels here

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