DIY Teacup Candle

Have you ever spotted beautiful tea cups at thrift stores or yard sales that you want, but have no use for? I have. I have debated whether I should just get them anyway because some of them are so beautiful and have no matching pair. I thought about how I could use them in my home as display in my kitchen, but our kitchen is far too small and lacks that kind of space. It would look much to cluttered and messy. 

Here is a fantastic way for putting those cute cups to use! I can't believe I never thought of this on my own, but at least I can purchase some of that fabulous china and not feel one bit guilty for it! 

You will need:

1. teacup (saucer optional) – most of these can be found at thrift stores
2. wax (microwaveable soy wax from a craft store, but they sell all kinds)
3. candle wicks (at least 1″ taller than your cup)
4. candle scent or dye (optional)
5. microwaveable container
6. hot glue gun
7. thermometer


1. Clean your cup and saucer thoroughly and dry completely
2. Place your wick in the center of your cup and glue the base down with a dab of hot glue. You can also purchase sticky wax for this step, but glue works fine.
3. Heat wax and add in dye or scent according to package directions. Pour into container. You can gently adjust the wick to make sure it is straight after you poor the wax in.

4. Let sit until the wax is cool and solid
5. Trim wick down to 1/4″

And you are done! Feel free to follow these directions on Design Sponge where I got these easy steps. 


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