Monday 3 October 2011

How To Make Teacup Candles

This weekend we made teacup candles for our friend's wedding. Now I'm going to show you how to do it too. It's so stupidly easy we are now trying to think of other receptacles to make candles out of using our left over wax (shoes? beer cans?). Try it! Go on, Christmas is near and your Aunty Pat would love one.

You'll need a candle making kit or two, or more, depending on how many candles you want to make.

1. We filled a (clean) tin full of wax pieces.

 Baked beans form 80% of Sam's diet.Parp!

2. We cut a piece of wick just a wee bit longer than our teacup was tall.

3. Then we threaded one end of the wick through the little metal doohickey (comes with the kit, not technical term), and scrunched the end of the metal doohickey with some pliers so the wick wouldn't slip out.

4. Then we took some adhesive (comes with the kit) and splodged it on the bottom of the metal doohickey, where we had just scrunched it. Then we stuck the lot in the bottom of the teacup, and fixed the wick to a teeny weeny metal bar (also came with the kit) with some bluetack (did not come with the kit) to keep it upright.

Hope you are following this....
Dingly dangly
5. Next we put the tin of wax into a pan of boiling water, and stirred it til it was completely melted.

Probably should have cleaned the hob before getting the camera out
6. Then all we had to do was pour the wax into the teacup.....

7. ....wait for about 24 hours.....and presto!


What item would you endeavour to make a candle out of? Go on, we're feeling creative....

1 comment:

  1. Those are adorable!! (Ok, after I stopped staring at that can going 'what kind of baked beans does she eat that look like wax?! Long day, here.) I love it.