How to make homemade candles

Homemade candles

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Handmade Teacup Candles

Woops! I’ve caught the crafting bug again. Rather than vegetate in front of the TV every night (which is very tempting after a full day at work and putting three children to bed!) I feel much happier if I create something.

Often, this is done on my knee whilst watching television, but the creative process is very therapeutic. This week, I’ve made two birthday cards and this teacup candle – beautifully vintage.

Here’s how to make it.
But don’t do it on your
knee in front of the TV!

 

What you will need

Homemade-candles-beforeTeacup and saucer

Candle wax 110-125g (4-5oz)

Coloured candle die

Saucepans 2

Pre-waxed wire wick 1 (3½in)

Essential oil a few drops, optional

 

 

Method

  1. Place the candle wax in a small saucepan. Add a tiny mount of the chosen die (a little goes a long way and will look darker in the teacup.)
  2. Put the saucepan over a larger pan of simmering water on the hob. Heat the wax, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from the heat as soon as all the wax chips have melted.
  4. Place the wick at the bottom of the cup.
  5. Add a few drops of essential oil to the melted wax, if using, and then pour into the cup.
  6. Leave to cool and then trim the wick to around 2cm (½in) above the wax.

Good luck.

 

Please post photos of your candles on the Dairy Dairy Facebook page.

 

 

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