Vintage Tea Cup Candles

DIY Vintage Tea Cup CandlesSometimes life has a way of turning us right around to get our attention. With the recent diagnosis of juvenile diabetes in one of my girls, my attention has been riveted on learning about this disease and the care required. As a result, I haven’t had my usual full creative brain power to bring to the creation of crafty ideas and tutorials. So when it came to teacher’s gifts this year, I needed something really special, but quick and easy. Special because I appreciate my girls’ teachers so much. We have a really outstanding one this year who has been a champion and partner in the care of my daughter. She deserves a medal as far as I’m concerned so I wanted to put myself into something lovely for her and the other teachers while keeping it “do-able” in this crazy-busy, stressful time.

I found these pretty vintage looking tea cups at our local second hand store and I knew immediately that they were destined to become candles. Michael’s has a large variety of candle making supplies and while I’m not very knowledgeable when it comes to any type of candle making, I knew that I could easily melt and pour this soy candle wax and add a little bit of cinnamon scent to it.

DIY Vintage Teacup Candles

So for those crazy-busy, stressful times of life, here’s a straight-forward, easy yet superbly elegant gift idea for those special people who improve your everyday.

Happy Holidays, Crafty Friends!




  1. says

    What a great idea!!! Prayers for your daughter, and all who care for her, that her blood sugar is maintained, and she has a healthy, LONG life!!!

  2. Madeleine says

    This is such a good idea! I saw something like this in a magazine and assumed it would be difficult to do, but apparently not, I might give it a try… and what a great thing to give for Christmas presents!

    • Carli says

      Yes, so easy! I just used the melt and pour soy wax from Michael’s and added a little bit of cinnamon scent. Took all of about 15 minutes. I had to hold the wick in place until the wax started drying so that it would sit in there straight. šŸ˜‰

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