Celebrating Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner- Celebrate by making these fun and easy crafts : Using old Tea cups.

Tea Cup candle :

  • Tea cups
  • wax ( I use soy)
  • glass measuring cup
  • wick
  • fragrance
  • basic candle making supplies

How much wax do you put in a teacup candle? Check how much soy wax you need to melt (the easiest way to do this is to measure it out using the tea cups that you will be using as moulids: 2x teacups full of wax flakes = 1 finished teacup candle). I found that 500g wax flakes, once melted, filled 4x standard size teacups.

Cut a wick 2in longer than the depth of the cup. Tie one end to a pencil and rest the pencil across the cup so the wick hangs down in the centre.

Put candle stubs or wax in an old pan. Put this in a larger pan with an inch of water in the bottom. Heat gently until the wax is liquid, or place in Pyrex glass measuring cup and melt slowly . When removing Wax be very careful : Its Hot.

For scented candles, add a few drops of essential oil, then pour the wax into the cup.: Leave to harden, then trim the wick until 1cm is left. Leave for at least 24 hours before lighting.

Tea Cup Bird Feeders :

  • eacup and Saucer (trift store, dollar store…)
  • E6000 adhesive
  • String or Twine to hang
  • Bird Seed

Place your teacup onto the saucer .. Spread a thick layer of adhesive on the teacup and place it on the saucer.Let set and dry according to the adhesive directions. I placed mine onto a table for two days. Check it to make sure the cup doesn’t slide left or right. If it does, straighten it out You need the handle to face up in order to hang.

Once completely dry and set up, add a piece of string or twine to your handle and fill with bird seed and hang!

Tea Cup Planter:

Wash and dry the cup and saucer. Using a good adhesive, attach the cup to the saucer securely and let dry.

  Spoon small pebbles into the bottom of each tea cup. A half-inch layer is enough.  Fill the cup 2/3 full with a cactus or succulent soil blend.Using your finger, create a planting hole in the cup of soil. Remove the succulent from the container it came in. Use your hands to remove the bottom third (or more) of the root ball and dirt..  Gently place the succulent into the hole you created in the tea cup.

Have a great weekend crafting …. Saturday is more Valentine Crafts….Lisa

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