Here’s the thing about homemade Christmas presents. I love them! But I hardly ever (never) accomplish all that I hope I will.
Luckily my sisters have birthdays in March which gives me a few extra months to put the finishing touches on gifts (Or begin them … ).
I saw these cute teacup candles at a craft fair awhile ago and thought they would make lovely Christmas gifts. I didn’t buy them because I knew I could easily make them myself – plus it would mean a trip to the thrift store for pretty teacups! I didn’t get my act in gear on that one, but did manage it for March.
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They were super simple to make and loads of fun to take pictures of — they turned out so pretty.
To make these teacup candles, you must begin at a thrift shop. Head to your old favourite, or check out a new one. Walk around and look at everything. An hour later, head to the dishes area and begin looking at teacups. Pick up every single one three times, decide on your favourites, pay the $2.50 and you should be out in a mere two hours or so.
And then you are set to begin!
To make teacup candles you need:
and candle wicks
First, hot glue your candle wick to the bottom of your teacup.
Next, pop a pot of water on the stove and bring to a boil. As it is heating up, chop or grate your wax into small pieces (skip this step if you bought the wax pellets)
Put your grated wax in a pot and hold it above the boiling water. Stir it occasionally and it will melt super fast. I just love the smell of warm beeswax – it reminds me of my favourite homemade Lavender Lotion Bars.
Pour the melted wax into the teacup. I used chopsticks with a little painters tape (both of which we always have on hand) to hold the wick up straight as the wax hardened.
And that is all there is to it!
They turned out very cute and, minus my trip to the thrift store, took only minutes to make.
And best of all both of my sisters loved them.
Thrift stores, teacups, birthdays, and sisters – it was a good weekend.
I hope yours was lovely too friends, thank you for reading!