Sunday, April 24, 2011

How To: Tea Candle

One of my resolutions for 2011 was to give gifts that I made myself. So far I’ve done pretty well with this one.

As the take home gift for my bridal shower a few weeks ago I made candles out of mismatched tea cups for guests to take home. Everyone loved them! Material Needed
- Tea Cups (I got most of mine from Good Will)
- Wax
- Wick
- Scent
- Glass Jar
- Plastic ForkThe tea cup candles are really easy to make! Start by washing and drying the cups. Make sure you use the correct size wick for the correct diameter of the cup. The wick packaging specifies the correct size.Melt your wax. Start with 30 second increments in the microwave, mix as the wax starts to melt. I used a recycled glass jar to melt the wax and a plastic fork to stir so that I could throw it away when I was done.Once the wax is completely melted, add the scent. I used perfume oil that Christoph had brought me from a trip to Egypt. Crafts stores also sell candle scent.Place the wick in the cup and pour the wax so that it is half way full. Move the wick around a little to release any bubbles.Once the wax has hardened, repeat the steps above and fill the remaining space on the teacup, leaving a few centimeters at the top.Let the wax harden, trim the wick and you’re finished! You’ve got yourself a fun and simple project that makes a great gift!!!!