Wedding DIY: Crayon Teacup Candles

DIY: Crayon Teacup Candles

A very easy and cute DIY for fun holiday, bridal or everyday gifts! 

This December I will be a bridesmaid for the first time! Here is one of the DIYs I have created for the bridal shower (happening today!). We are giving these candles away as prizes to the guests, but they could be gifts for brides themselves, or even decor!

What you need:

Teacups (& saucers – optional) — I got mine at the thrift store for $2 a piece
Boxes of crayons (I found 1 box made approximately 2 candles) — I got mine at the dollarstore for $1.25 a box
Candle Wicks — you can buy here
Scissors/Exacto Knife (optional)
Oven

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Here’s what to do:

1. Separate crayons by the colours you wish to be in each cup. You could do them all one solid colour, or you can use multiple shades and have a swirl affect (like above).

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2. Rip off the paper wrapping on the crayons. This can be difficult, so the best thing to do is use scissors or an exato knife to make a slit down the paper.

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3. Place in the oven for approximately 10 minutes (or until the wax has completely melted) at 300 degrees farenheit.

4. Once the wax has melted completely, place your candle wicks into the wax. You can use wicks with anchors (the flat metal piece at the bottom that allows them to stand up straight) or you can tie your wick to a wooden skewer or dowel and place it across the top of the cup so the wick is suspended into the cup.

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And tada! You’ve got an adorable teacup candle for your loved ones (or yourself!) You can use hot glue to glue the cup to the saucer if you’d like or you can leave it as is. Alternatively, if you take the candle out of the teacup, you also have a very unique candle!

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