Use thrifted cups, saucers, and candles to create a lovely tea cup candle. These candles are just perfect for summer nights! This is a sponsored post with Goodwill San Antonio but all ideas and opinions are my own.
I’ve mentioned in a few other posts that I’ve been creating a Mad Hatter inspired area in my yard. Tea pots and cups areitems easily found at Goodwill San Antonio, and they play a big role in my decorating scheme. I’ve shared my tea pot stand and my tea cup bird feeder with you. Now I’m showing you my newest addition: a tea cup candle!
Supplies Used to Make Tea Cup Candles:
- Tea cup and saucer (from Goodwill San Antonio)
- Candles (from Goodwill)
- Candle warmer or pot
Step one: I recycled thrifted candles to make my “new” candle. Check the holiday or floral section at Goodwill for unused candles. I usually find them in large plastic bags, and you can get a bagful of candles for just a few dollars! First, I broke the candle into pieces and removed the wick. Save the wick for later!
Step two: I placed my broken candle pieces in the tea cup, and placed the tea cup on a candle warmer to melt the wax. If you don’t have a candle warmer, use a double boiler or an old pot to melt the wax.
Step three: Once the wax has melted, you can add color and fragrance if you have those on hand. I added some red candle wax dye to mine. Cut the old wick so it fits in the tea cup, and place the wick into the liquid wax. Allow the wax to cool.
I love my charming little tea cup candle! It looks really cute in my garden. If I find citronella oil, I’d like to add that to the wax next time to help keep mosquitos away while I relax outdoors. I might even paint the tea cup in fun colors next time, just to add to the whimsy of it all!
Looking for more fun projects to make with cups from Goodwill? Here are some more ideas that I think you’ll love!