There’s nothing quite as homey as the low, flickering light and heady aroma of a burning candle. Especially when it’s a homemade candle, hand-poured into a Fiesta® Tea Cup.
This charming craft is super simple to make and the results are so beautiful you won’t want to stop with one batch. Nor should you! Try coming up with intriguing scent and color combos by pairing a luscious fragrance with a complementary Fiesta® hue. For instance, fill a Fiesta Tea Cup in Lemongrass with a tropical coconut lime scent. A Paprika cup would be the perfect vessel for a caramel apple candle.
To get started on this candle-making mission you will need the following:
1 lb. soy wax flakes (microwavable)
3 candle wicks with metal base
1.5 oz. candle scent (about 0.5 oz. per candle)
1 microwaveable mixing container such as a measuring cup
Hot glue gun
First, thoroughly wash and dry your Fiesta Tea Cups. Adhere the candle wick to the bottom of the cup with a dab of hot glue. You can also use some melted wax to adhere.
Next, heat the soy wax in your microwave for 3 to 4 minutes, until the wax reaches a temperature of about 170°. When the wax has cooled slightly (to about 160°) add candle fragrance.
Pour the mixture into your tea cups. Gently adjust the wick so it is centered, using two pens to help prop it up.
Let the candles sit until the wax is cooled and solid.
Trim wick down to about ¼”.
If you can help it, allow the candles to cure for several days before burning to allow for the best scent throw.