A thing the British are very well known for is drinking a lot of tea,
so this beautiful teatime candle seemed a great craft to share.
We make these as hostess presents and thank-you presents, as they are quick and easy to make & always look great.
You will need:
An old teacup & saucer
a metal tin
small pieces of wax. (This is a great way to use up all those tea-lights and old candles you have, all you need to do is cut them up into bits. Save the wick, too!)
a wick ( we got ours out of one of the candles we reused)
Put your pieces of wax into the old tin , fill a pot with about 8 cm of water and put your tin into the middle. Now start melting the wax in your tin. Don’t place your wax directly in a pot over a heat source, always use this double boiler method.
You can add colourful wax if you want your candle to be a certain colour.
When all the wax has melted carefully pour it into the cup and add your wick to the middle.
You might need to hold on to the wick for a couple of minutes till it stays in the right position.
Carefully place your teacup in the fridge and leave it to cool down for one to two hours.
After that , all you need to do is trim the wick and enjoy your new candle.
It makes even pretend tea parties feel very special.
Have a lovely day!