If you follow my blog regularly you will now have noticed that this week has been very project oriented and every post has been some sort of DIY. I’ve been feeling very inspired in our new home and I’m just having a lot of fun creating and embracing the new space and really making it feel like our own.
A little while back I made teacup candles which are an inexpensive and fairly easy item to create. I picked up the tea cups I used at the local thrift store for .10 cents a piece and you can buy wax from the craft store or melt down candles from the dollar store or if you save old candles you can melt them down and make something new.
I used this Tutorial from Martha Stewart and gave these lovelies out as Christmas gifts last year. We’ve got a big extended family and I’m always looking for inexpensive but still wonderful ways to let them know we’re thinking about them during the holiday season. They were a big hit and so beautiful, I couldn’t help but be proud of a job well done.
There were only a couple differences in my process, I didn’t use nesting pots I used an old pot we used to use to make candles when I was a kid and heated the wax on low stirring it with a paint stirrer. i also used already waxed wicks so I didn’t have to dip them in the hot wax before putting them in the cups.
Picking out the cups at the second hand store was a blast; there were so many beautiful ones to choose from. I even found a few with lovely saucers that I wrapped them up with for a lovely glowing tea effect.
Thank you for reading and please feel free to comment and/or ask questions.