Saturday, 23 January 2010

Tea cup candles

I have been buying lots of pretty tea cups and saucers from charity shops for some time now in preparation of my darling step daughter getting married.  She has booked the date in September this year, so now I need to think about how to turn some of the pretty cups into candles.

Have any of you lovely bloggers done this before? - would love any hints or tips please.  Suggestions on buying the supplies online would also be great.  I have been told that Soy wax is the best to use as it does not get so hot, the last thing i want is a pretty cup cracking and leaking wax over the table!


  1. Oh what a lovely idea for a wedding, I came across it on Martha Stewart Website but I have never tried it. Sorry I aint much help. Did I say before I adore that elephant on your header.

    All things nice...

  2. Hi, I made tea cup candles last year for all my boys teachers it is so easy and fantastic fun. You can find my post here (ps I found you through Beki) SOy wax is dead easy to use and there is a link to who I got all my materials from. Good luck I look forward to reading all about it.

  3. Sorry - can't help you on that front, I've made mine into pincushions using pretty fabrics. There are some great teacups and saucers in charity shops.

  4. I've made a few with soy wax and it is great as I just heated it up in a jug in the microwave, really easy peasy. I have the links somewhere, I'll look them out and either email or pm them to you on SC. If you don't hear from me, don't hesitate to remind me! LOL

  5. It's a lovely idea! I bet there are loads of pretty tea cups in the charity shops! Hope your weekend is going well ;-)

  6. Hi Mitty
    I have cups, wax, wicks, scent....just need to make them now!!
    So no help from me...goood luck xx

  7. I haven't tried it yet but have bought some cups and saucers and it's on my "to do" list. Looking forward to hearing how you get on.
    Rachael XX

  8. Wouldn't have a clue but I just wanted to say how lovely it will look on the tables.

  9. This is something I will be trying when I've moved into my new place so I look forward to hearing how you get on with it.

    Victoria xx

  10. I'm really not sure but I think it's a wonderful idea and I hope it goes well!

    Mel xxx

  11. OOOh! Do post when you've done them - I have a set all ready for candles - charity shop find too - couldn't resist! Just discovered your blog via the swapbot spring brooch doodah- nice to see another UK swopper!


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