I thought these were so adorable when I first saw them at Anthropologie. However, when I flipped it over to look at the price, I was shocked at how expensive they were – $23 and up!
In the recent special issue of Martha Stewart Holiday Handmade Gifts (you can also find other tutorials online), she provides a easy tutorial on how to make them yourself!
You can use vintage, thrift shop, discount store-find teacups (or whatever container!) for a cute, unique wedding favor.
Partially burned candles
Candy or candle thermometer
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”š°. 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.
Other Tutorials: DIY Network