How To Make A Teacup Candle

Recently I made a teacup candle and I’m completely obsessed with the flippin’ thing. It makes me happy just to look at it so I thought I’d share how I did it. 


A teacup (matching saucer optional)

Wax chip/cubes 


2 straws or chop sticks 

Scotch tape


A double boiler. (Or other alternative way of getting to melt your wax!)


Large metal spoon (for use with wax)

You can get the wax and wicks needed from E-Bay, Michael’s Crafts, JoAnne’s Fabrics, or even Wal-Mart.
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1- Start by prepping your workspace by placing a couple of layers of newspapers to protect table tops and/or floors from wax. 

2- Using a double boiler or alternate method for melting your wax, get that going, as it takes a bit to get fully melted.

3- Prep candle wick by placing it in the center of the teacup. Place 2 straws or chopsticks pressed together on top of the teacup. Next, wedge the  wick between the two and with a pair of scissors, cut to the appropriate length, aiming to allow 1/2-1″ above wax.

4- Once wax has liquified, carefully spoon with large metal spoon or scoop into teacup with wick carefully centered. If you can, use the assistance of someone else with this portion. Generously fill the cup. Try not to splash any hot wax! 😬

5- Once wax placed, allow to dry for 24 hours before lighting. 

6- Enjoy!