6 January 2012

What Charlestown Made...

A Tea-cup Candle!
I got this Teacup candle kit for Christmas from my parents, and only just got round to making it yesterday. I love teacups and saucers, as you can probably tell by now, and candles, so what's not to love?! The kit included everything you would need to make two candles, and the instructions were really easy to follow!
I didn't realise that it would be so simple to make, only involving melting the wax, and then pouring it into the cup; there aren't too many steps!
1) Bring half a saucepan of water to boil, and rest a bowl of wax in the saucepan, gently stirring till it is fully melted. 
2) When wax is fully melted, dip the base of the wick into the wax, and quickly place in the bottom of the cup, waiting for it to fully dry. 
3) Using a stainless steel spoon, transfer into a glass jug to then pour safely into your teacup. 
4) Using two pencils, or chopsticks, hold the wick in place so that it is straight and central within the cup. 
5) Wait for the wax to dry, for approximately 12 hours. Then light, and enjoy sat snuggled up with a book and cup of tea, or however you want!
Happy New Year everyone!! Hope the year is lovely for you! I can't believe the first week of 2012 is nearly over, it's flown by. I'm going back to University on Sunday, so you can expect my outfit posts to be back up and running, and more frequently! I'm going to be posting my recent sale purchases tomorrow, with my new year's resolutions! 
Love, Charlestown xoxo.
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  1. love this - any idea where its from? x

  2. wow this is such a beautiful and thoughtful present :D
    It looks so simple to make and that's something so special because you've done it yourself :)
    I love candles so much but I'm so ditzy I don't trust myself to have them in my room :(
    Good luck with the journey back to uni :)
    <3 Holz oxo

  3. I bought this kit in the boots sale after really wanting it before xmas - I posted a couple of pics on my blog but haven't got round to trying it out yet - this has made me even more eager to try it eek!!

    Lucy xx

  4. Ooh this looks lovely! I've seen a few posts about teacup candles, really must get round to making some soon, they'd make perfect gifts (:

  5. This is such a gorgeous gift! A lot simpler than I thought it would be xx

  6. Ohhh I jus love this idea.. So pretty xxx

  7. What a great gift! It definitely looks easy enough to replicate :) xx

  8. This is awesome. I didn't realise that's how simple it is to make. It looks so cute, now I want to come round for a cup of tea with the candles.x

  9. That is so adorable! Love, love, love.


  10. Love this idea. I have a vintage teacup and teapot with little tee lights in them but this is a much better idea

    Zoe xx

  11. Awww, this is so lovely! Such a nice present.


  12. thats awesome, looks really good xx

  13. I love this, I seen it in Boots but never thought to get it, it's so pretty!
    Enter my giveaway

  14. Oh my gosh! I've wanted one of these for ages!! I saw a lovely one in M&S but never got round to buying it, I never even thought about making my own! Such good gift idea :)

    Kirsti xx

  15. lovely! i might have to try making something like this it looks so cute

    Tanesha x


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