DIY Bridal Shower Party Favors - Vintage Teacup Candles

I was hosting a bridal shower for my daughter, Jennifer. She is also the other half of 2 Bees in a Pod. We love everything vintage so I wanted to be sure to decorate and include rustic elements in the bridal shower. I decided to create party favors for the guests - I always like invitees to go home with a little gift. I made candles in vintage teacups!
I went to my local craft store and purchased candle wick and weights. I found all of the teacups at antique stores and thrift shops. Most cups were only .50 cents!
I used cocktail stirrers and tape to keep the wicks upright.
I repeated this step until all 20 cups were ready for wax.
Be very careful wen melting wax on your stovetop. Never leave the pit unattended, don't let the wax boil and avoid getting wax on your skin.
Pour the melted wax in the teacups.
Set the cups aside and let them cool completely. Depending on the size of teacup, this takes about two hours to harden.
I set the cups out for display as part of the decorations.
And showcased them in a vintage suitcase with a chalkboard.
The guests really loved the teacups and were excited to be taking a gift home. Jennifer was very happy with her special day - she and her guests had so much fun and happy memories were created!

2 Bees in a Pod - Vicki and Jennifer
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  • Jan Tillotson Jan Tillotson on Jun 13, 2015
    LOVE this idea! Thanks so much for the tutorial, as well!

  • Doreen Watson-Read Doreen Watson-Read on Jun 14, 2015
    gorgeous, i made myself one last christmas with a tea cup that was filled with food treats,when empty i fill it with lavender scented wax . i like to light it in the evenings.

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