This weekend, we happened across a pop-up shop selling local crafts. There was inspiration galore. One of the things we both liked was vintage tea cups made in to cake stands and candles. Shockingly, one cup and saucer was going for £20-25. I decided to have a go myself.
£3.99 for 5 teacups and saucers from Oxfam
£19.99 for 5kg of Eco soya wax and 50 wicks.
I don't think I even used a kilo of the wax, so I make that £1.60 each.
You will need:
Teacups and saucers
A double boiler (a bowl over a pan of water)
1. Melt the wax.
2. Balance the wick against a kebab stick resting on the the cup by bending it.
3. When the wax is clear, put a drop on the bottom of each cup to keep the wick in place whilst you pour. Leave a few seconds to set.
4. Pour in the wax and leave to cool.
You can colour the wax by melting wax crayons into the mix.
Time: 30 mins plus 24 hours setting time.
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