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DIY: Colored Teacup Candle

DIY: Colored Teacup Candle

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Teacup candles are the perfect balance of cute and adorable. They're cutorable! And you finally have an excuse to buy all those teacups you saw at that car boot that time that won't hold the amount of tea needed to get you going in the morning! 

-Teacup (and saucer if you want!) Check car boots & charity shops.
-Paraffin wax chips
-Wax colour chips
-Prepared wicks
-Super glue

Measure out your wax chips, depending on the size of your teacup you will need around 100g. Fill your teacup right to the top to estimate the amount you will need as it shrinks when drying. Pour this into a saucepan you don't mind getting a little waxy. Then stick your wick into the bottom of your teacup, you can use a little bit of wet wax or use a dot of super glue. I chose super glue as I wont be using these cups to drink out of afterwards.

Now gently heat your wax chips in the saucepan, and add a small amount of colouring wax (this is optional if you want plain white candles) I did one light pink, and one turquoise. They will melt quite quickly, so keep stirring to distribute the heat. At this point you could add some essential oils to scent your candles such as lavender. When it's all melted pour it into your teacup and set it aside to set, this could take 4 hours.

When everything is set, trim your wick down to about 5mm ready to burn. Enjoy your new candles!

For more "cutorable" projects from Serena, head on over to her blog at Pretty Wild DIY!

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