Tea Cup Candle Making Instructions

Introduction to Tea Cup Candle Making

Making your own tea cup candles is an enjoyable and unique way to turn ordinary tea cups into beautiful pieces of décor. Tea cup candles also make ideal presents for both yourself and others. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced candle-maker, you’ll find that the process of making tea cup candles is quite straightforward. All you need are a few materials and some basic instructions.

What You’ll Need:

Before getting started, you’ll need to have the following materials:

  • Tea cup
  • Candle wax
  • Candle Wick
  • Wick holder
  • Essential oils (optional)
  • Bowl of hot water
  • Mug warmer (optional)

Step 1: Preparing the Tea Cup

It’s important to make sure your tea cup is clean and dry before getting started. To do this, you can use a simple mixture of hot water and detergent and rinse the cup thoroughly with warm water.

Step 2: Adding the Wick

The next step is to add the wick to the tea cup. To do this, first use the wick holder to attach the wick to the inside of your tea cup. Make sure that the wick is securely attached in the middle of the cup and is taut.

Step 3: Preparing the Wax

Once the wick is in place, it’s time to prepare the wax. One way to do this is to place the wax in a bowl of hot water until it has melted. If you’re using essential oils, add them to the melted wax and stir thoroughly to ensure they’re evenly dispersed. Alternatively, you can purchase a specially-designed wax melter that can be used to heat the wax more quickly and evenly.

Step 4: Pouring the Wax

Once the wax has melted, it’s time to pour it into the tea cup. Make sure to fill the cup no more than halfway full and leave some space for the wick when necessary. You may need to re-position the wick holder after this step to ensure the wick remains in the center of the cup.

Step 5: Finishing Touches

After the wax has cooled and solidified, you can add finishing touches to your candle, such as decorative ribbons or dried flowers. You can also use a mug warmer if you want to keep the tea cup candle burning for a longer period of time.


Making tea cup candles is a great way to add a unique and personal touch to your home décor. Following the steps outlined above, you should have no trouble creating beautiful tea cup candles in no time. Happy crafting!

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