Thursday, September 27, 2018

Candlemaking

I love going to thrift stores and sifting through old things and finding buried treasure. On a recent excursion, I found the sweetest little Christmas teacups. They were twenty-five cents each. I bought all of them.

I have been thinking about making teacup candles for a long time. And so I did. Or should I say we did? My third daughter was down visiting and we gathered all the ingredients and went to work.

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We melted the wax. I decided to go with unscented paraffin wax this time. I may choose a soy based wax next time.



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We prepared the teacups by adhering the wick to the bottom of the teacup and steadied it with semi-homemade chopsticks.

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When the wax was melted, we poured it into the prepared cups and let the candle set.

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I love how they turned out. I bought little Christmas charms to tie to the teacup handles with red ribbon. My plan is to give these as gifts to neighbors and friends.

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20 comments:

  1. looks like a fun craft! I love making beauty like this also!

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    1. Elizabeth, it was fun. Easier than I thought it would be!

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  2. Super cute!
    What a thoughtful and cheery neighbor gift.

    ~K.

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    1. Kerin, I hope that they like them. Just a little something for the holidays.

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  3. What a cute idea! Your friends will love them.

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    1. Lorrie, I hope so. I'll have to take pics after I add the Christmas charms & ribbons.

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  4. What a great gift!! You are so talented and I know it was a fun project for you and your daughter.

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    1. Arlene, it is always more fun when done with family or friends. ♥

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  5. What a darling idea, Gina, and a fun project for you and your daughter!!

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    1. Thank you, Kitty! I'll add a picture of the charms soon. They are really cute!

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  6. such a great find with the tea cups and a terrific idea for gifts for Christmas, so fun to have made them with your daughter in law :)

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    1. Connie, I need to haunt the thrift stores more. I rarely find really good things but maybe my luck has changed!

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  7. What a fun project Gina, and a perfect gift for friends and family too! So wise of you to begin thinking ahead for those busy days now! And so fun for you to share the project with your daughter too :)

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    1. Marilyn, they turned out better than I thought! I hope everyone likes them!

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  8. They are darling and would make wonderful gifts! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  9. I am so impressed, Gina, this is one thing I have wanted to do for a while, I love bargains too!
    Blessings,
    Sue

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    1. Sue, they were a bit time consuming but not too difficult to do. You should try making them!

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