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.
- Candle Wax ( I used soy wax)
- Scent Squares
- Candle Wicks (I used soy wicks)
- Metal Pouring Pot
- Saucepan or Cooking Pot
- Oven Mitts
- Hot Glue Gun
- Gather your teacups and candle supplies.
- Pour the candle wax and scent squares into the metal pouring pot.
- Place the pouring pot into a cooking pot filled halfway with water. Bring the water to a gentle boil to melt the wax.
- 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.
- 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.
- Place the oven mitts on your hands and begin to carefully pour the hot wax into the teacups. Fill the cups to the rim.
- 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.
Have fun making your candles. Please remember to be careful while handling the hot wax, and read all instructions before you begin!