We love a vintage teacup candle. Just darling! And you won’t believe how fast and easy it is to make. First find a pretty vintage teacup. We love a craft that starts with a trip to the flea market!
How To Make A Vintage Teacup Candle
Microwaveable soy wax for containers
Vintage teacup and saucer
Red dye block for candles
Vanilla rose liquid candle scent
Pre-waxed bleached wick, small
Pyrex measuring cup with pouring spout
Candle making thermometer
White index card
1. Weighing The Wax: To do this, place your teacup on the kitchen scale and zero it out. (Or write down the weight of the teacup to subtract from the weight when filled.) Fill the teacup with water and weigh it again. This is approximately how much wax you will need to melt. Weigh out that much wax in the Pyrex cup, then add 2 to 4 ounces. (Ours was 7 ounces plus 2 ounces extra.)
2. Preparing The Wick: Wash and dry the teacup. Use the wick keeper or hot glue to adhere the bottom of the wick clip to the inside of the teacup. Make sure it is centered. Tie the other end of the wick around a pencil and rest it across the top of the teacup.
Here’s a video we made showing how to wick a teacup to make a teacup candle candle.
3. Melting The Wax & Adding Color: Heat the wax in the microwave for 1 minute on high. Stir with chopstick.
Continue to heat and stir 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. (Ours melted in 3 minutes.)
Shave off a bit of the dye block onto the index card using the potato peeler and add to the wax while the wax is between 160°F to 180°F. Stir with the chopstick. Drip a few drops of melted wax onto the white index card to see if the color is to your liking. Add more color if desired.
4. Adding Scent & Pouring The Wax: Wait for the wax to cool to 125°F, then add one tablespoon of the liquid candle scent to the melted wax and stir.
5. Pour the wax into the wicked teacup. Leave room at the top for the wick (at least ¼ inch.) Recenter the wick.
6. Trimming The Wick: Let the candle cool completely (24 hours is recommended.) Remove the pencil and trim the wick to ¼ inch.
This vintage teacup candle makes a terrific gift! For stability, we glued the saucer to the teacup using silicone adhesive. Just a tip to prevent tipping!
Jennifer & Kitty
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