You may remember I received received a vintage tea cup candle from Emma for one of my advent parcels. It has long since burned to the bottom and a few weeks ago I bought a candle making kit from Twee T’s, determined to make my own! Armed with the kit and a few other cups and saucers, I raided the kitchen cupboards for things to use to make more candles!
You will need the following:
Wax (I used just under 500g for 3 cups)
Wick sustainer and glue dot
Vintage tea cup and saucer
Pencil or similar
First you need to melt the wax in a double boiler, just let the water simmer, no need to boil. I would recommend using a jug to melt it in as it helps with the pouring later!
Prepare the wick by trimming to size (just a bit longer than you need) and securing in a wick sustainer, squeeze with pliers to keep in place. Dip briefly in the melted wax and let it dry straight
Secure the wick to the bottom of the cup with a glue dot. Place the pencil on the top of the cup and curl the wick over it. This will keep it in place when you pour the wax in.
Pour in the melted wax as smoothly as possible, avoiding the sides of the cup if possible
If it cools with a dip in the centre just pour some more melted wax in and top up to original level.
Why not give candle making a go, it was much easier than I thought and very satisfying!
I thought I’d link up this week to Handmade Monday, as I haven’t done so in ages! Please pop by Wendy’s blog and see what everyone else has been making this week!