Make Beautiful Teacup Candles

I bought two pretty teacups last year with the sole purpose of transforming them into candles. Unfortunately, I was so afraid that I would burn myself or mess up the candles that I just let the teacups and candle kit sit on a shelf for several months. I finally took the time to make my lovely candles, and I could kick myself for not doing it sooner! It was easier than I thought, and I can’t wait to make more candles so that I can give them away as gifts.

Read the tutorial below.



  • Teacups
  • Candle Wax ( I used soy wax)
  • Scent Squares
  • Candle Wicks (I used soy wicks)
  • Metal Pouring Pot
  • Scissors
  • Saucepan or Cooking Pot
  • Oven Mitts
  • Hot Glue Gun

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  • Gather your teacups and candle supplies.
  • Pour the candle wax and scent squares into the metal pouring pot.

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  • Place the pouring pot into a cooking pot filled halfway with water. Bring the water to a gentle boil to melt the wax.

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  • Glue the wicks into the center of the teacups with a hot glue gun. Place the teacups on a level work area. Make sure to cover the area in case the wax spills.

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  • Keep the wicks centered by placing them in between two pencils and clothespins. This helps the wicks not to bend or move once you pour in the hot wax.

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  • Place the oven mitts on your hands and begin to carefully pour the hot wax into the teacups. Fill the cups to the rim.

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  • Let the candles cool and set for a couple of hours before moving them. After the wax hardens, you will notice a dip in the center of the candles. Just reheat any leftover wax and pour it into the holes, then let the wax harden again.


  • Finally, trim the wick with your scissors. The candles are now ready to use.

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Have fun making your candles. Please remember to be careful while handling the hot wax, and read all instructions before you begin!






7 thoughts on “Make Beautiful Teacup Candles

  1. Well now, aren’t you glad you were able to conquer your fear? The end result is such a pretty project and it looks like you enjoyed yourself 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty. Hope to see you next week! 🙂 #ccbg

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