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Aimerette
« on: April 06, 2005 06:31:02 PM »

I found this idea on Martha's website and thought I would give it a try for Mother's day. this is my first candle-making experience but it turned out to be really easy. 

My mom is a tea addict so she is going to LOVE IT!

The link to the project is below, but if for some reason it doesn't work then try searching for the project..it's called "Teacup Lights"

http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=channel191875&catid=cat268&navLevel=3



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Anna D.
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2005 11:32:56 AM »

I LOVE them! The face cup especially!
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busyrae
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2005 12:01:26 PM »

 Wink Even easier- I read a project in some book (I read so many from the library for ideas I can't remember which) that used birthday candles for wicking.  So you would fill the cup with wax, then when soft-set stick a little birthday candle in there- instant wick!
 
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Aimerette
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2005 02:18:53 PM »

Wink Even easier- I read a project in some book (I read so many from the library for ideas I can't remember which) that used birthday candles for wicking.  So you would fill the cup with wax, then when soft-set stick a little birthday candle in there- instant wick!
 

Thank you!  That is a fabulous idea...i am running out of wicks and I always have tons of those little candles lying around.
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jb206
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2005 06:40:30 AM »

Thank you for this idea!
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missliz1
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2005 06:48:32 AM »

great idea I now my daughter would love to have them she loves candles
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2005 07:06:24 PM »

eep! i want that face cup! it's so cute, just imagine the conversations we could have over crumpets together!
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2005 09:53:02 AM »

Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing  Smiley  I love the birthday candle wick idea too  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2005 09:10:49 AM »

This is perfect for my Aunts and Grandmothers, thank you for sharing.  The birthday candle is genius.  I always end up with crooked wicks.  This will solve that problem!
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kumarp
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2005 07:05:40 AM »

I love that smiling teacup too. I did a quick search on google for "face teacup" and came up with this:

http://pages.tias.com/11121/PictPage/1922339633.html

out of my price range, so I thought I'd pass it along!
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Aimerette
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2005 08:50:53 AM »

I actually found this tea cup at Value village for $3!!!!!  It is a Baileys cup, probably a gift with purchase...so there must be lots of them floating around.
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« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2005 09:15:06 AM »

That's where I'm going to go.  I hit some garage sales this weekend but you had to but the whole dishware set.
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« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2005 02:28:46 AM »

Those are really cute teacup candles.  You got a really good pour on them too, it looks really smooth and even.
Not to be a downer, but I'm getting into the candle business and I am learning about all the fire hazards that go along with making your own candles.  It's always a good idea to test your cup first, pour a candle in it and burn it all the way down with close supervision to make sure your cup isn't going to crack/break (Especially if you found the cup second hand).  Then you can clean and reuse that cup for your gift candle.  If you don't have time or materials to test your cup first, make sure the person your giving it too knows they must watch it closely if they burn it, don't burn it for more than four hours at a time, and always burn away from flammable objects in case of breakage!

And I agree with the other posters, the face cup it totally cute.
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Aimerette
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2005 11:46:38 AM »

Thanks for the advice Starla.  I hadn't thought about that...it is good to know especialy for the ones i make as gifts.  I have been using the face candle lots and haven't run into a problem so far.
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SexyMuse
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2005 03:06:22 PM »

This is fabulous! I seriously can't say enough how cute those are!
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