I saw the idea for this on a bookcover in a bookstore on vacation and I thought it was so cute! You can make “candle making” cheaper by re-using leftover wax and by utilizing the coupons for Hobby Lobby and Michaels.
What you need:
- tin can
- wax(either from leftover candles or in the bar, I used some of both)
Here is a picture of all that you need. I got the big chunk of wax for 50% off at Hobby Lobby with their weekly coupon. I also got the wick for 50% off with another coupon. The pink and white wax in the containers are leftover scented candles. If you aren’t re-using scented candles you can add a few drops of essential oil to the wax to scent it.
Put the chunks of wax in the tin can. As you can see I mixed some of the new wax with the scented old leftover wax.
Put the tin can in the middle of a saucepan of boiling water. This way it melts correctly and doesn’t make a big huge mess in your cookware.
Cut a piece of wick to be slightly longer than the teacup. Tape one end to the bottom of the cup and wrap the other end around a pencil or pen.
When the wax has melted pour it into the cup.
Let the wax cool for at least 2-3 hours and then cut the wicks. While the one on the right was cooling I added a little nutmeg in the top for scent and to look cute, like a little spiced drink.
Cost for project:
- Teacups: .05 – .10 each (I paid .05 for each of these from a thrift store)
- Wax: .25(I paid $7 for the whole brick of the new wax using the 50% off coupon and you really don’t use very much plus you are re-using leftover wax as well)
- Wick .10(I paid .99 for the whole roll of wick with the 50% off coupon)
Final cost: Around $0.45 for 2 candles depending on how much you can get the teacups for and if you use coupons for the wax and wicks.