12.06.2010

made with love mondays: DIY tea cup candle.



i love, love, LOVE this super easy DIY project today.  i may or may not be planning on making like 19 of these bad boys...they are that easy.

tea cup candle...


find yourself a good looking tea cup...mine was .39 cents at goodwill.  holla.


i had some old stick candles not being used, so that is what i used for my candle wax.
heat them up in a pan (this doesn't take long and watch it the whole time).


when the candles were completely melted, i used tweezers to grab the wick out...
i then re-used the wick for my tea cup candle.
hold it in the cup, while you pour your wax in.


then set up a little contraption to keep the wicks from falling into the wax, whilst it dries.


it takes a good hour or so to dry...and voila.
a pretty tea cup candle.




behind the scenes at my photo shoot.
little man couldn't wait to get his chubby paws on that tea cup.


in case you've missed our other made with love tutorials, here they are:


happy monday, ya'll!

28 comments:

  1. love!
    and now i know what to do with the whole box of tapers i have. :)

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  2. Love this idea Em! Actually, I've loved ALL of your fun tutorials! :)

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  3. This is just beautiful! My mom would loooove something like this. She's a tea-aholic and collects all things tea. Thanks!

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  4. the candles are lovely but the little one in the yellow pj's is the real "made with love" highlight here. WHAT a cutie! ;)
    YOURS, MINE AND OURS

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  5. oh my gosh, so simple, so cute! what a great unique gift idea!!

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  6. LOVE it! My best friend and I used to have tea parties ALL the time as kids. What a perfect little gift for her! :) Thanks for these awesome DIYs! :)

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  7. love it. my favorite is the last one...love the duck jammers.

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  8. Oh how I love all of your crafting/gift ideas :) Thank you thank you thank you!

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  9. CUTE!

    this looks like an easy project that looks time consuming :) i'm all over that!

    nice .39 find, too! the tea cups are dreamy!

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  10. I happen to read this before running my errands this morning and stopped by the Goodwill. I purchased about $11 in tea cups and dishes to make into candles as Christmas gifts. I am going to use the cupboard full of good smelling votive candles that I never get around to burning. I also picked up some wicks at Michaels in case I needed more.

    Love this idea to bits!!

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  11. sooooooo cute. i need to do this...

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  12. such an easy and fun DIY to give and receive! :)
    Thanks emily!

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  13. and now I know what I'm doing for the Great Grandmother's. This is perfect!

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  14. Great idea for inexpensive gifts. Tea cups are a dime a dozen at the thrift store. I am definitely going to do this. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. It is lovely, and looks very easy. My only question is, what happens if you burn it? Will the tea cup hold up to the heat? Or is this just to look at and admire?

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  16. ohh! i love this! i think that this would be a perfect present for my son's teachers…thanks for all the good Christmas present ideas!

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  17. What a neat idea! I'll definitely be trying this. Thanks for the idea! :)

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  18. im definitely trying this! so smart!

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  19. This is so cute - I'm planning on doing it for teacher gifts. Can I ask - did it ruin your pan??

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  20. I really truly had plans to do this for gifts this year- make it to goodwill, buy some nice tea cups - I was going to buy soy wax and something that smelled like ginger chai...just haven't made it around to any of the necessary steps- thanks so much for the tutorial!

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  21. JUST made these ! thanks for the idea ! THEY ROCK !!!

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  22. LOVE this so much, I went out and bought a tea cup and candle the day after I read your tutorial and I'm making one for my mom now. Please post more DIY stuff :)

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