Vintage Teacup Candles
|December 21, 2012||Filled under DIY, Tutorial|
I can’t believe Christmas is on Tuesday! Where did the month go? It’s crazy how fast time is flying by and I’m desperately trying to slow it down just.a.little.bit….. even if it means taking advantage of some prime snuggle time on the couch when I really should be working on other things. Those things can always wait. Snuggling is serious business! Especially when Home Alone is on TV and the only light on in the house is coming from the Christmas tree. It doesn’t get any better than that.
But those things that are waiting, they tend to pile up. This is a quick one though so you can get right back to your spot on the couch.
Soy wax flakes (I got 8 candles from 4lbs of wax)
Waxed wicks with metal bottom
Various teacups and saucers
I picked up most of my teacups and saucers from the thrift store from about $1 each and got a few from my mom. It worked out great because I got most of the cups I needed and she got a box out of her shed. Win-win all around. I just wonder how she’s going to feel about getting one back!
I melted the wax in a glass measuring cup (you’ll want something with a spout) in the microwave at 30 second increments, stirring in between. They sell a special melting pot at the craft store but for saving $16 this worked just fine and I was able to get all the left over wax out.
Add the fragrance to the fully melted wax, stir, and pour in cups. I used vanilla and kind of guessed at how much to use because I couldn’t find anything definitive online except that soy wax needs more than regular. I ended up using a 2oz bottle of fragrance for 4lbs of wax.
Sandwich the wick between two wooden skewers and secure with a rubberband around each end and insert after the wax has set for 5-10 minutes. I tried putting the wicks in the cups before I poured the wax, like I’ve seen on a few other tutorials, but it just wouldn’t stay put at the bottom.
Let the wax dry until it is hard to the touch. Cut off the rubberbands and trim the wicks. To finish it off I glued the candle to a coordinating saucer with good old E6000 glue.
Now get back on the couch, the good part of the movie is about to come on.
Merry Christmas, you filthy animal.