DIY Teacup Candles

DIY Teacup Candles

I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays and got to spend time with the people you care about the most! What did you do? Anything fun?

I need to apologize for my absence. I’ve had a very busy holiday. First, my boyfriend and I did a lot of traveling, as we usually do around the holidays. Then, this past Wednesday, I got married. All of this has kept me very occupied. As you can imagine, the blog took a back seat the past two weeks.

Okay, so now that I’m back, I was working on some teacup candles. I’m so excited about them and couldn’t wait to share the tutorial. If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ve probably seen a few candle crafts. But I really enjoy the teacups because it gives the candles so much more character!


DIY Teacup Candles supplies

Candle making supplies

  • pot
  • wax
  • tin can
  • tea cup
  • candle wicks
  • hot glue gun
  • knives or chopsticks
  • candle oil (optional)

You can find your teacups at many hobby shops, consignment shops or online.


Candle wax

Step 1: melt the candle wax

Pour some wax into the tin can.

Fill the pot about a quarter of the way full with water.

Put the tin into the water and turn the burner on to a medium setting. The water can boil.



Step 2: glue the wick into the teacup

Using the hot glue gun, adhere the wick to the bottom of the teacup.



Step 3: set up the teacups

Use the knives or chopsticks to hold the wicks upright.


DIY Teacup Candles with Lemon Chiffon scent

Step 4: add your fragrance

When your wax has fully melted, pull the tin out with tongs or a hot pad and place it on a hot pad.

Let the wax cool for a minute or two.

Then, pour in the fragrance of your choice and stir.


DIY Teacup Candles process

Step 5: pour the wax into the teacup

Carefully and slowly pour the wax into the teacup.

Now, all you have to do is wait for it to harden.


DIY Teacup Candles

When you’re finished, you should have a teacup candle that looks something like this! Chop your wick and burn when ready.

I’d love to hear your feedback! Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Happy crafting!



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