teacup love | olive june

teacup love

Do It Yourself, or DIY, wedding projects allow you to create your own personalized favors and touches that can be applied in any way you can imagine on your special day, for a shower, a party or whenever. All you need are some basic items and a little creativity.
These Do It Yourself Teacup Candles create soft and feminine decor for a bridal tea party or shower. They also make lovely gifts as well. Just nestle them in small boxes and wrap in a ribbon for the perfect guest favor! See more clever do-it-yourself wedding projects here.
1. Candle Thermometer
2. Soy Wax Flakes
3. Wick & Sustainer
4. Wooden Skewers
5. Candle Color Blocks
6. Teacup
Pour desired amount of wax into a pot. Place candle thermometer and wax into a double boiler and melt the wax until temperature reaches approximately 150 degrees. Add candle color blocks to the hot wax until your desired hue is achieved (for our cloud blue candle we used blue and a touch of green color block, and for our pink candle we used just a hint of red color block)
Set wick & sustainer into a teacup so that the wick is in the center, and place wooden skewers on either side of the wick to keep it in place. Slowly pour your colored wax into the teacup. Please Note: It’s a good idea to prep your teacup first by dipping it into a hot water bath and patting dry before filling it with the hot wax.
Let wax cool and then cut the wick to 1/2″. The color varieties you can create are endless, and if you like, you can add fragrance to the candle too!
Thank you to our North Carolina Photographers, Hilton Pittman Photography: http://www.wedplan.net/pages/23622/-- for this crafty DIY!

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