Making Tea cup Candle’s :)

Hi my #BEDM post today is supposed to be about my first job but as I am still working in my ‘first job’ and have been for about a gazillion billion years I am wandering off the topic today. I know i have blogged about how to make a tea cup candle before but I thought I would do a fresh post for any new followers who may have a penchant for vintage teacups.:-D

I think they make lovely gifts as they look adorable and if made in a bone china tea cup the candles give out a pretty translucent glow.

You can also scent your candle with a heavenly fragrance.I buy mine from Justasoap Today I shall make a couple of Rhubarb & Custard scented one’s.:-D

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You will need:

A bone China Tea Cup ( Pick one up from a car boot or charity shop).
Soy Wax Flakes.
Pre waxed Wick.
Metal sustainer.
Blu tack.
Two long matches or reed difuser sticks.
An old microwavable jug.
An old fork or spoon.
Fragrance oil.

You can buy your candle making supplie’s such as wicks,wax and sustainer’s quite inexpensively on Ebay.

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Method ( Makes one candle).
1) Thread your wick through the metal sustainer and attach to the bottom of the teacup with a small blob of blu tack.

2)Hold your wick in place inbetween two long match sticks or reed difusers.

3)Pour two teacups full of wax flakes into your jug and bob in the microwave on a medium heat for 2 mins  or until melted.

4) Stir in your fragrance oil if desired.

5) Pour the melted wax into your teacup and leave a couple of hours to set.Trim the wick with scissors if needed when set.

And Voila your candle is ready!
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If you don’t have a microwave simply melt your wax in a small pan inside a larger pan of water on a low heat.

You can also use paraffin wax instead of soy wax if you wish though soy wax is more enviromentally friendly.

If you don’t fancy making one yourself why not take a look at Mrs Tibbs Teacups N Candles on facebook.:-D

This post is part of the Blog Every Day in May challenge over on Rosalilium.

Petcentric!

When I moved in with my boyfriend Wil six years ago everything depended on whether our seperate pets got on! He had a black labrador that liked to steal my boots and woofed at any cats he saw.I had two said cats who were such angels,they could do no wrong in my eyes ;). I was convinced that his dog would bully my cats.Ha how wrong I was.They of course were the boss of him! Poor Jake the hound was more often than not wandering round with a cat claw entrenched in his skull.The cats were actually evil geniuses.Happily Wil still let us move in and now six years later ( one kitty down, Harvey sadly passed away) we all co exist in relative harmony:).Its only in the last couple of years we have realized our furry friends are now actually OAP’s.(Old Aged Pets).Jake is 13 and Tibbs is 15, time flies too fast doesn’t it?? I can’t imagine life without them.
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Jake has always loved bathing in dirty smelly bogs.He is a bog monster!
Jake has always loved bathing in dirty smelly bogs.He is a bog monster!

Tibbs quite often helps me sort out my teacups.I collect them and make them into candles.Tibbs supervises!
Tibbs quite often helps me sort out my teacups.I collect them and make them into candles.Tibbs supervises!

Jake is much to regal to lick the top off a pint....honest!
Jake is much to regal to lick the top off a pint….honest!

I wasn't to happy when I found Tibbs sunbathing on the toaster.....but I still took a photo!
I wasn’t to happy when I found Tibbs sunbathing on the toaster…..but I still took a photo!

Do you have Pets? I always think Pets make a home.What do you think?

I’m writing a post every day in May as part of the #BEDM challenge over at Rosalilium..x