A teacup missing its saucer is practically a flea market freebie! With just a little candle wax, a wick, and some gardenia fragrance oil, it has the potential to be a pretty scented candle for the boudoir. And what a delightful idea for a gift!
You Will Need:
Vintage Teacup (3” diameter at top)
Pre-waxed Medium Candle Wick With Clip
Microwaveable Soy Wax For Containers
Candle Making Thermometer
Gardenia Liquid Candle Scent
Chopstick for stirring
What To Do:
Step 1. Use the wick keeper to adhere the bottom of the wick clip to the inside bottom of the teacup. Make sure the wick clip is centered in the teacup. Tie the other end of the wick around a pencil and rest it across the top of the teacup.
Step 2. Heat 1 cup soy candle flakes in a microwave safe container – preferably one with a pouring spout like a Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in 30-second increments and once all chips are melted, test the temperature of the wax. Heat the wax to 160°F to 180°F. Wait for the wax to cool to 125°F, then add five drops of the gardenia liquid candle scent to the melted wax and stir.
Step 3. Pour the wax into the teacup leaving ¾” at the top – make sure the wick is still centered. Let cool and trim the wick to one quarter inch. The old-timey style of this teacup candle looks sweet on a vanity. And smells so good!
Now I just need to find a cute little tea cup like that one… Flea market, here I come!
Jennifer & Kitty O'Neil says
Yes! Crafting plus flea market shopping! Sounds like a dream date to us!