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Emu
« on: November 23, 2013 11:19:29 AM »

I'm not gonna lie, this was a tricky project and I got wax all over my cooker.  I have a lot of these mini starbucks mugs from different countries but I don't drink espresso at home so I had to think of something else to use them for.


I have a tutorial for it on my blog.  I think this would make a good gift, perhaps you could even make one in a full size mug.
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TiffanyCrow
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2013 11:48:14 AM »

the link to your blog isn't working.   Sad
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stillatthetop
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2013 01:08:36 PM »

It depends on the style of ceramic...some will crack from the heat of the candle burning. And if there are any chips on the inside, the wax may seep into the interior portion of the unglazed part, and cause a "burst" in the cup, too. But very interesting project idea. I have made some in teacups that worked good. Just be sure to monitor things...don't leave them unattended.  Grin As should be said for any type of open flame.

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Emu
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2013 02:42:46 PM »

the link to your blog isn't working.   Sad
Thanks for letting me know, I seem to get the code wrong every time, should be fixed now.

It depends on the style of ceramic...some will crack from the heat of the candle burning. And if there are any chips on the inside, the wax may seep into the interior portion of the unglazed part, and cause a "burst" in the cup, too. But very interesting project idea. I have made some in teacups that worked good. Just be sure to monitor things...don't leave them unattended.  Grin As should be said for any type of open flame.

~T
Thanks for the tips/warning.  Luckily there are no chips in it because it was never used but I will keep an eye on it if/when I light it.  I have some of the christmas cups too so they would be good for gifts but I would want to test with this one first to make sure they are safe to use.
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jancy22
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2013 10:34:16 PM »

I like your utilization of Mugs. This is something creative.  Cheesy
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