Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Dear Martha Stewert//Teacup Lights How-To

What a wonderful way to make use of the wedding china from my failed marriage!

Tools and Materials
Nested pans
Partially burned candles
Candy or candle thermometer
New wicking
Wick sustainers
Wooden skewers

Teacup Lights How-To

1. In a small pan set over a larger pan of simmering water, melt down old candles; clip the thermometer to the upper pot, and keep temperature at about 185 degrees. Remove old wicks with tongs.

2. Cut a piece of wicking to the cup's height plus 2 inches. Clamp one end to a wick sustainer; tie the other end around a skewer. Dip wicking and sustainer into melted wax to coat them. Remove and stick sustainer to cup's bottom.

3. Pour in the wax, stopping 1/2 inch below the cup's rim. Allow wax to set, about 1 hour. The candle will harden with a well in the center. To even it out, use another skewer to prick a circle of holes about 1/16 inch deep around the wick. Pour in melted wax until surface is 1/4 inch below rim. Cut wick.

Thanks Martha!

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