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Recycle Candle in a Tea Cup.

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I had a jar candle that was in danger of burning my table. Also, last week I cleaned out my China cabinet and had many single tea cups I didn't know what to do with.
So, being a Hometalk crafter, I just HAD to do this!
Since the candles had been burning and were liquified, I took a pot holder and poured it into a tea cup.
I then took tongs to grab the wick out.
Since the tea cup was deeper than what was in the jar because of the size change, I waited for it to set up a bit before pushing it into the semi hardened wax.
I figure it will sink as it melts and burns.
If not I'll remelt it and get a wick.

Now I have really adorable candles and don't have to get rid of my tea cups!

From now on I will do this with my low burning jar candles.

It took almost no time at all and was completely free!

These things cost a fortune in specialty shops.
Time: 10 Minutes Cost: $0 Difficulty: Easy
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Extra, single tea cup I had. Saving it from the give away pile for this last minute project. 
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Low jar candle I was going to throw out until
I saw the tea cup on the table.
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I pulled the wick out with tongs. I'll push this into the partially set wax.
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Let the wax set up and cool.
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All done!
How cute is a candle in a bone china cup?
Very cute, I'd say.
I just might have to make some gifts.
A frugal gift of a left over candle poured into a really pretty cup just make me scower yard sales!

Ask the creator about this project

  • Wendy
    Wendy
    on Sep 11, 2017

    How sweet!

  • Judy
    Judy Marlboro, NY
    on Sep 11, 2017

    Thank you Wendy.

    • Rose
      Rose Canada
      5 days ago

      No.. Just wash it out when your finished and it will be like new..

  • Denise Elkins
    Denise Elkins Laurel, MD
    6 days ago

    A great way to use things other people would toss! Very pretty!

  • Leah M
    Leah M Austin, TX
    6 days ago

    and if you don't want them to think you are just reusing wicks/wax for gifts, the wax, wicks, colors and scents are not expensive at craft stores...

  • Sandra Allen
    Sandra Allen
    6 days ago

    I love anything repurposed and this is one of the cutest!!

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