Saturday, 17 October 2015

Super Easy DIY Vintage Teacup Candles

There is the cutest little stall at my local market that sells lots of dreamy vintage china. I recently bought some vintage teacups and saucers from there just because they were pretty, and when wondering what to do with them I thought I could give candle making a go. I've seen loads of teacup candles around on Pinterest and thought it looked like a nice easy DIY.

The lady on the stall told me that these particular teacups are from the 1950's and 1960's and are Czecheslovakian, which is nice to know a little bit of the history behind them. I went straight to Amazon in search of candle making equipment (oh how I miss Hobby Craft :( no Hobby Craft in London booo). I found some blocks of pre-coloured and pre-scented wax which meant making these candles would be super easy. Usually you would buy wax pellets and then colour and scent them yourself, but this was already done for me!

What you'll need...
♥ Teacups
♥ 2 pans
♥ Pre waxed wicks
♥ Wax blocks (or wax pellets, colour and fragrance)
♥ Superglue
♥ Sticks

What to do...
♥ Make sure tea cups are clean and dry
♥ Glue wick to the bottom of the teacup using superglue
♥ Wind wick around a stick that can rest on top of the teacup - this will keep the wick upright and straight while the wax dries
♥ Melt wax - I did this in a small pan on top of another pan with boiling water in
Carefully pour melted wax into teacup
♥ Leave wax to set for several hours
♥ Trim week to approx. 1 inch

I'm really pleased with the way they turned out, I will definitely be making more in future, especially as I still have some wax left over. I think these are also a great gift idea, especially with Christmas coming up! Have you tried making candles before?


  1. They look gorgeous!

  2. They are beautiful

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  4. This is such a clever and adorable idea! xxxxx

  5. Super cute! Probably a great way to use up old candles too :)

    Misia xx |

  6. Lovely post! this is such a cute idea and they would make amazing gifts. I love how you've picked colours that match the cups perfectly. =^-^=

    Sam | Momentarily Dreaming

  7. I love this idea! Doesn't look too tricky either. x

  8. aww what a lovely idea! they look super cute, gorgeous colours

    Hannah x hannatalks

  9. Wow, what a cute idea, id never thought of that but would definitely try! xo

  10. These are so pretty! :) I'll definitely be making some!

  11. This is such a good idea to have affordable pretty candles! There's so many cute cup and saucers so I really would like to give this a go!

  12. omg these look so cute! I really want to try this out <3

  13. Such a cute idea! Definitely going to keep this in mind especially for Christmas x

    Jordan | Keep Dreaming

  14. Such a cute idea =] Id love to make candles

  15. How cute! I love this DIY :). Now I just need to find some cute teacups lol
    Caked To The Nines

  16. These are just adorable, I love the idea of giving them as gifts too.

    ox Lucy |

  17. These look wonderful and would make great Christmas presents :)

  18. I love this tutorial! I'll definitely have to give it a go myself, especially in the run up to Christmas. ^_^


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