Check out our latest craft idea on how to make candles. Fill teacups with melted wax to make gorgeous one-of-a-kind candles.
Find out how to make candles. Create the perfect finishing touch with our step-by-step guide.
Step 1: Find a teacup in a charity shop or at a car-boot sale – check it’s not cracked –
and stock up on wicks and wax at HobbyCraft.
Step 2: Cut a wick 2in longer than the depth of the cup. Tie one end to a pencil and rest the pencil across the cup so the wick hangs down in the centre.
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Step 3: Put candle stubs or wax in an old pan. Put this in a larger pan with an inch of water in the bottom. Heat gently until the wax is liquid, then turn the heat off.
Step 4: For scented candles, add a few drops of essential oil, then pour the wax into the cup.
Step 5: Leave to harden, then trim the wick until 1cm is left. Leave for at least 24 hours before lighting.