Technique: Making a Container Candle with a Teacup

Step 1: Prepare the teacup and wick.
Step 2: Melt the wax.
Step 3: Preheat the teacup.
Step 4: Coat the inside walls of the teacup with wax.
Step 5: Fill the teacup with wax and let it cool.
Step 6: Trim the wick.

Photograph by Rex Bonomelli

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TeaCup Candle

My favorite container candles use new or vintage teacups. The patterns on china cups, even those with a tiny chip or two, add romance to a tablescape.