Today’s DIY: Teacup Candles. The best part is the fact that I figured out how to make these without making a mess. Stay tuned to find out how.


Here’s what you’ll need to make 1 candle:

  • 2 Chopsticks
  • Tape
  • 1 Teacup – I bought mine at Value Village for 1.99
  • 1 empty candle tin – as seen in the picture below
  • 2 scent melt wax cubes – you can find these at Michaels
  • 2 small candles
  • 1 candle wick (You can always use the wick from your small candles if you don’t want to buy them)

What You'll Need

Step 1. Place your candle tin inside a pot of boiling hot water. If your tin is not completely empty the boiling water will melt the old wax. Once the wax is in a liquid form you can dump it out into a container (i.e. an old yogurt container) and throw it away in the garbage. You want the tin to be completely empty for the next step.

Step 2. Take the wick out from the bottom of your small candle. It should slide right out.
Small Candle

Step 3. Add 1 scent wax cube and 1 small candle to your tin. By placing them inside the tin you avoid making a mess of your pot. The boiling water will melt the cube and your candle into a liquid.

Step 4. Add another scent wax cube and another candle. Let melt completely.

Melt the wax

Step 5. Prep your teacup for the melted wax. First of all, you want your tea cup to be clean. Take the wick from the small candle (that you just melted) and use 2 chopsticks to hold it in place. You can use tape to hold the ends of the chopsticks together. Remember: you want this to be sturdy so that the wick doesn’t move when you pour the wax into your teacup.

Prep your tea cup

Step 6. Place paper towel underneath your tea cup just in case some of the wax spills.

Step 7. Once your candles and wax cubes have melted into a liquid you can remove your tin from the boiling water. I used stainless steel tongs to grab mine. I then placed the hot tin on my stove to let it cool for a minute before picking it up with 2 pieces of paper towel.

Melted Wax

Step 8. Now you can pour the liquid into your teacup.

Your Tea Cup Candle

Step 9. Place your teacup in the freezer to let cool.

In the fridge

Step 10. After about 10 minutes in the freezer your candle is ready. If any of the wax has dried onto the sides just scrape it off and throw it away.

Enjoy your new candle!

Tea Cup Candle

Until our next DIY,

Jackie xo


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