Tea Cup candles


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Make a candle from left over candles

Make a dainty tea cup candle using your old candles. You can use it for almost any kind of container that you wish.
In a small pan set over a large pan of simmering water, heat partially burned candles until melted. Clip a candy or candle thermometer to the  small pan. Keep temperature around 185 degrees. Remove old wicks with tongs. Cut a piece of wicking to two inches more than a teacup’s height. Clamp one end to a wick sustainer, tie other end around a wooden skewer. Dip wicking and sustainer into melted wax to coat. Remove, and press sustainer to cup’s bottom. Pour wax into teacup, stopping 1/2-inch below cup’s rim. Let stand until set, about one hour. To even well in center, use another skewer to prick a circle of holes about 1/16-inch deep around wick.
Pour melted wax until surface is 1/4-inch below the rim. Let cool and now it is ready to use!

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One Comment Add yours

  1. moviesmusic says:

    That’s a really neat idea! It would make a great gift too!

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