Friday, September 25, 2009

Teacup Lights

Antique teacups that have lost their saucers still make sweet gifts when filled with candles.

Ok ladies, think great Christmas and hostess gifts.

Materials :

Partially burned candles
wooden skewers

How to:

In a small pan set over a larger pan of simmering water, melt down old candles.Remove old wicks with tongs.

Cut a piece of wicking to the cups height plus 2 inches. Dip the wick into melted wax and place in

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 a 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 the rim of cup. Cut wick.

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