Make your own!

Antique teacups that have lost their saucers still make sweet gifts when fitted with candles.
Tools and MaterialsNested pansPartially burned candlesCandy or candle thermometerTongsNew wickingTeacupsWick sustainersWooden skewers

Teacup Lights How-To
1. In a small pan set over a larger pan of simmering water, melt down old candles; clip the thermometer to the upper pot, and keep temperature at about 185 degrees. Remove old wicks with tongs.

2. Cut a piece of wicking to the cup’s height plus 2 inches. Clamp one end to a wick sustainer; tie the other end around a skewer. Dip wicking and sustainer into melted wax to coat them. Remove and stick sustainer to cup’s bottom.

3. Pour in the wax, stopping 1/2 inch below the cup’s rim. Allow wax to set, about 1 hour. The candle will harden with a well in the center. To even it out, use another skewer to prick a circle of holes about 1/16 inch deep around the wick. Pour in melted wax until surface is 1/4 inch below rim. Cut wick.

It creates such a wonderful table decoration and some great Sunday afternoon crafty fun.

Remember to check with your wedding venue that you can light candles!

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