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DIY TEACUP CANDLES

Friday, October 1, 2010 // 10:34 PM



I found this awesome DIY project on marthastewart.com and thought I would share it. You can make some really pretty teacup candles using teacups and some old candles or wax. I've made a few myself and it's really simple! I would post pictures of the ones I made but my camera is broken so you will just have trust me when I say they look lovely! Here are the instructions on how to make them (taken off this page):




1. In a small pan set over a larger pan of simmering water, melt down old candles; clip the thermometer to the upper pot, and keep temperature at about 185 degrees. Remove old wicks with tongs.

2. Cut a piece of wicking to the cup's height plus 2 inches. Clamp one end to a wick sustainer; tie the other end around a skewer. Dip wicking and sustainer into melted wax to coat them. Remove and stick sustainer to cup's bottom.

 3. Pour in the wax, stopping 1/2 inch below the cup's rim. Allow wax to set, about 1 hour. The candle will harden with a well in the center. To even it out, use another skewer to prick a circle of holes about 1/16 inch deep around the wick. Pour in melted wax until surface is 1/4 inch below rim. Cut wick.


That's it! If anyone decides to make some of these i'd love to see pictures of how they turned out, and i'll try to remember to post some pictures of my own as soon as I get a new camera.

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