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.
Step 1: Supplies
1 Pyrex measuring cup ( or something similar to Pyrex)
1-3 Recycled Tea cups ( went to Good Will )
1 pack of Candle Wicks
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)
Essential oil or candle Fragrance
Step 2: Clean
Wipe down with Alcohol to remove grease and fingerprints
Step 3: Melting
remove from heat
Using the thermometer, wait until mixture is cooled to 170-180 degrees. It must be at this temperature because if it is too high it will burn off, and if its too low it wont bind to the wax.
Step 4: Temprature
One 1 fl ounce of fragrance oil scents 16 ounces of soy wax, or use 30-40 drops of essential oil. Mix well.
Step 5: Add Color
Step 6: Wick
Step 7: Pour
Remove wax from pan ( if you are using a Pyrex container then pour in) and pour in wax slowly until soy wax is about 1/2 inch from the top.
Step 8: Hold Er Up
Don't touch it! Soy wax needs to cool completely