For many of us, the sight of a teacup can spark a flow of positive imagery within. Maybe it reminds you of your Grandmother's kitchen, a childhood teaparty, or perhaps a scene of sophistication. Being that they carry so much meaning, why should we only pull them out for special occasions?
Well, not anymore! Get ready to give those dainty little teacups a new purpose. Whether they were inherited, or you picked up a mix-and-match set from a yard sale - in just a few simple steps, you can display them year-round.
Over at Hey Gorgeous, Rhi teaches us how to create magnificent candles out of our favorite old teacups. They look absolutely stunning as home decorations, or can even be given as gifts. Let's get started!
In order for your wick to stand in place while constructing the candle, you need to make a support for it. First, tape two skewers together at one end. Then, insert your wick between them, and tape together the other side. Lie the sticks over your teacup so that the metal base of the wick is centered.
Fill a shallow pan (or double boiler) with water, and place on medium-high heat. Next, set your bowl into the water, and pour in the wax flakes. The wax will turn clear as it begins to melt. Stir it gently using skewers. At this point, add in your dye and scent (keep in mind that a little goes a long way!).