Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tea Cup Candle

I had never attempted to make a candle before, but I had seen a project pinned from Martha Stewart's site that looked adorable. The tutorial for the project is here: Martha Stewart Tea Cup Lights.  I picked up the supplies from both Michaels and Amazon to make the candle. Then I hit up the thrift store at our town hospital and found a tea cup and saucer for $3.00.  

The total cost for the project was approximately $4.50 or so because I have plenty of materials to make some additional candles. It was easy to do and will be headed to someone special very soon.  I am going to have to find some more tea cups.

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  1. I see Christmas presents!!!! yes I Do! Thank you Megan!

  2. This would make such a pretty gift. I've always wanted to try to make my own candles:)

  3. Ok, this is brilliant. I've seen this done before but never by someone I know...and now I want to make one too! You did a great job. I love the teacup and saucer.

  4. That is sooo pretty! I love cups and saucers, and candles are one of my most favorite things, so together, they are wonderful.

  5. Ooh! I think I might do this with some milk glass! Beautiful job!!

  6. Awesome! I wish you would've done this sooner because one of my friends sold about 20 teacups at a yard sale this summer. They belonged to her husbands ex. :) The only thing I would wonder is if delicate glass like that would break from the heat. I broke a small Yankee Candle a few weeks ago when the match was dropped in because of the heat. It was probably just my luck though.

  7. That is really adorable! I once saw one of these in a tea cup I adored, but it was trés expensive! How much better to make your own. That would really add some ambiance to a table setting!

  8. I am thinking my daughter could make these for Christmas gifts. Thanks for the inspiration!! Saw you on TT&J

  9. I was just thinking today about making one of these. I love the idea of using old teacups!

  10. I have never made them either! They are so cute!!

  11. What a great idea!

    Love the concept of your blog overall - - and I so appreciate your visit to my blog and comment on my felt flower wreath. So sweet.

    Just became your newest follower via bloglovin'. Glad to be in on all the action here at our pinteresting fam!


  12. So lovely!!!Great idea! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! I'd love for you to visit my blog.
    Happy weekend!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  13. This is very cute. I think it would make a lovely hostess gift. Thanks for sharing.

  14. I would love to do this for Christmas gifts. I have plenty of pretty cups and saucers. Great idea. I must look into getting the wax and stuff to make them. I am following you

  15. Love it - great gift idea! I've had something similar pinned for awhile now...I should probably get to it now that I see how easy of a project it is!

  16. Super cute! I've seen these a couple of places the past few days, and now I'm waffling between these and DIY coasters for the kids to make for presents this year.

  17. Great gift idea, Megan! Just in time for the holidays!

  18. This is a great project that my daughter would love to do! Must pin it! I appreciate you stopping by Diana Rambles. I have a Friday Linky Party that I'd love you to join. I'm following you now.

    Diana Rambles
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  19. What a great project. You're like a little pioneer woman! Thanks for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  20. Such a cute idea! I did something similar except i found vintage tea tins and filled it up with soy wax! Great tutorial. If you're interested in hosting a cozy garden party and feature your tea cup candles, here is a great article on how to achieve a cozy garden party ( hope the article is interesting for ya! Have a great weekend.

  21. Really pretty Megan! I've wanted to do this for the longest time!

  22. I have always wanted to make a tea cup candle, they look lovely and would make great Christmas gifts

  23. Sooo cute! Thank you for sharing! I have a weekend craft party going on if you would like to be part of.......


  24. I absolutely LOVE this - so elegant!! Thanks for visiting and linking up at Romance on a dime. Pinning this.


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