Wednesday, 27 February 2013

DIY Vintage Teacup Candles

What you'll need:
800g  candle wax (makes three teacup candles)
Fragrance oil
Candle wicks
Vintage teacups and saucers
Heat-proof bowl

What to do:

First, you need to place the wicks into the teacups.  To keep them in place, make a sweet little tool out of skewers - hold two skewers together and tape each end.  Then sit the wick in between the two skewers.

Measure out the wax into the heatproof bowl and set it over a pan filled with boiling water on the heat.

When the wax has melted, add the fragrance oil.  The amount depends on the quality of the oil and how scented you want the candles to be, but usually a couple of tablespoons is enough.

Pour the wax into the teacups and make sure the wick is in the centre.  

Wait for the candle wax to set and then cut the wick to size.  

Now you're ready to enjoy your candles!  I love the lovely french vanilla scent of mine.

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  1. omg, it's really great xD
    thank you for sharing hun :3
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  2. I'm so happy you've posted this. I have loads of old vintage teacups lying around that I used in my wedding decor last year so now I know what to do with them! Thanks for posting and for the really clear instructions :)

  3. I've seen this on pinterest and I have to make it!! I have a tea set that is just collecting unnecessary dust that needs to be played with and made into candles!!! I'll have to pin your tutorial too this so I remember! =)

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  4. This looks so easy! I've seen them in shops before and always thought they were so cute but never bought any. I have lots of teacups that I never use so I might give this a go. xo

  5. thanks for sharing. I've always wanted to make teacup candles.

  6. Very cute! And I'm glad to see you put one in that lovely giveaway too<3

  7. Such a cute idea! I totally love it. And those teacups are gorgeous!!! I don't know if I could put wax in them, they're just too wonderful. :)

    Found you as the featured blogger on the Aloha Blog Hop and I'm following via GFC. Your blog is fabulous and I would love if you came and checked my blog out as well.
    Have a lovely weekend!

  8. Hiya. Just hopped in from let's be friends. This was the post that caught my eye. It's lovely! I'm your newest follower.

    Julie from MRB.

  9. Those are beautiful teacup candles. Great idea. Thanks for sharing, i will try this!

  10. Oh, these are so beautiful!! I love them, and the great tutorial, too! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. I am featuring your gorgeous candles later tonight at Pick of the Bunch!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  11. OMG! sooooo cute! I'll try to do it :)


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