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Picture of Recycled Teacup Soy candle,  natural and eco friendly
I recently started helping my mother plan her wedding, as luck would have it my friend Paula at TheKnot tapped me to submit DIY tutorials for brides who want to do it themselves.

This recycled teacup soy candle project will be used to decorate the tables at my mothers after party, they are beautiful and may even give you something to do with all of that old china.
Additionally, are great as gifts and fairly inexpensive, its all about how resourceful you are.

Though I used teacups you can also use travel tins like the ones they have at the container store or Altoids tins, they are travel sized and convenient.


www.cheekystitch.com

Raven

Step 1: Supplies

Picture of Supplies
1 pound of Soy wax in flake form ([ Lone star supply)
1 Pyrex measuring cup ( or something similar to Pyrex)
1-3 Recycled Tea cups ( went to Good Will )
1 pack of Candle Wicks
Rubbing alcohol
Double sided tape if your making your own wicks
2-6 knives/pencils/chopsticks ( two per container)
Wax Dye (not food coloring, it will clog your wick)
Candy Thermometer
Essential oil or candle Fragrance

 
Ikadeo2 years ago
About how much does each cost, would you say? (If you don't include the price of the cup or other container.)
nuiwida235 years ago
Oh my, I ADORE these! Not only do I love candles, but I collect teacups! However, I will certainly be stopping by Goodwill. These will make fabulous gifts! My only concern is the cost of wax. Where did you find yours and how much was it, if you don't mind my asking?
Good soy wax isn't always the cheapest...but it's worth it. It lasts longer that most other waxes too.

http://www.lonestarcandlesupply.com/candlewax/index.html
http://www.brambleberry.com/Wax-C21.aspx
Batness4 years ago
Love this idea! I started doing this when I found a ton of cute clear glass teacups at a thrift store and bought like ten. I didn't know yet what I wanted to do with them.

I've used some as tealight holders, one as a scuttle, and several have turned into candles like this!

Great idea, thanks!
dobbylvr6 years ago
Awesome!!!!! I love it! I have to make one now! If I ever get around to it (my life has too much going on already) I'll post a pic here. Great work!!!