This is such a fun and easy DIY and can serve as the perfect little holiday gift. I found my tea cups at Home Goods for $1.99. You can find others at thrift or antique shops.
Heat wax flakes in a pan over boiling water until melted. Add fragrance if desired.
In order to keep your wick straight, use wooden kabob sticks to hold it still when you pour your hot wax into the teacup.
Step By Step Directions:
- Vintage tea cups
- Soy candle wax flakes
- Wooden kabab skewer
- Stove with double boiler and bowl
- Hot glue gun
- To keep the wick from moving around put a dab of hot glue on the bottom of the tea cup. After it dries, place a wooden kabab skewer stick on top of the cup and wrap the end of the wick around a few times to secure.
- Fill a shallow pan or double boiler with water and put over medium to high stove heat. Place the bowl into the water and pour in the wax flakes. As the water and bowl begins to heat up the wax flakes will start to melt and become opaque/clear. Stir with a wooden skewer. Add a drop of scent (if preferred).
- Once the wax is completely melted, using oven mitts, lift up the bowl out of the water and pour into the teacup, making sure to avoid the wooden skewer lying across the top.
- Let the wax completely dry. This can take a few hours or overnight. Using scissors cut your wick directly at the wooden skewer.
- Now you are ready to wrap it up with some festive wrapping.
Photography by: S.Wolfe Photography