How to Make a Thrift Store Teacup Candle

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I’ve got Mother’s Day on the brain and thought it would be a fun gift to make a Thrift Store Teacup Candle.  I check out our local thrift store almost every week and I always see pretty teacups.  My mom is a tea drinker so I thought this would make a sweet gift for her.

Teacup Candle

Here’s what you need to make a Teacup Candle:

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  • thrift store teacup
  • wax
    • I used about 1/3 lb of wax for this teacup
  • wick
  • container to melt wax (I used an old, bendable pie tin)

Step 1:  Prep your wick.  I used a wooden skewer and attached my wick so that it would easily stay in place as the candle wax hardened.

Step 2:  Melt the wax.  I used an old pie tin that was bendable.  That way one the wax melted I could bend the tin to easily pour the melted wax into the teacup.  Follow the directions on the wax for the temps you need to have for melting.

Step 3:  Pour in the melted wax.  Once my wax hit the magic number I poured it into the teacup.  See what your directions say, but most have you letting it cool for a bit, then you poke holes to release air and then add some more wax (so you get a flat top surface).

Step 4:  Let it cool.  Once it’s cooled you’re ready to enjoy or gift your beautiful teacup candle.

Wouldn’t that make a great Mother’s Day gift?

Now check out the other great thrift store projects from the ladies…

Vintage Suitcase Makeover from My Repurposed Life
Painted Desk Makeover from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Anything Container  from Petticoat Junktion
Farmhouse Sign from Refresh Restyle

Banded Basket Makeover from Our Southern Home

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  2. I love this! I am having a tea party for my Mum’s 80th birthday this year and this would make a wonderful decoration and gift! 🙂

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