Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Candle tea party


I haven't gotten all the things done that I hoped on the weekend, but today I finally made the teacup candles that I saw in Martha Stewart's magazine last year!
I picked the teacups up at yard sales this summer and cut store-bought cafe candles to the right size because I didn't have any place to buy wicks around here. These candles were about $4.00 for a box of 20, I think. Then, I melted the remainder of the cut candle , along with ends of scented pillar candles, in a 9" pie plate over a pot of boiling water. I poured the melted wax in the cup around the candle and added a teabag tag with a heart stamped on it. I will give these to pre-school teachers for Christmas.

3 comments:

Cathi said...

They are adorable! I had read about it but never collected the tea cups. Must put in my Christmas notebook for next year. Great job!

Angie said...

I've seen this craft done before, but never tried it myself. They're super cute. I'm hosting a holiday show and share starting on Tuesday. You should come check it out :)

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House Elf said...

I love it! What a wonderful gift. I have collected only two teacups so far - I have decided I need 6!