What you will need-
- Teacups- thrift store finds are great for this
- Candle Wicks- of appropriate height for your cups, at least 1/4" above your wax
- Palm Wax- Depending on the size of your teacups, you should get about 3.5 candles for every pound of wax.
- Fragrance- Use a fragrance of your choice but be sure it is approved for use in candles, some fragrances will cause a candle to burn poorly or even unsafely. I used Crafty Candles Fragrance Liquid in peppermint, lilac, lavender, and jasmine.
Melt the wax in a double boiler or a pour pot set in a pot of boiling water. Stir with a wooden or metal spoon until all the wax is just melted then add fragrance. Do not add more than the recommended amount of fragrance as it can cause your candle to burn poorly. I mixed and matched mine, I believe the Lilac Peppermint came out the best but the Jasmine Lavender was great too.
Then just leave them be, don't bump or prod them and you'll see a beautiful snow like frosting appear as they cool. To make these into the perfect tea gift pair the candle with solid sugar scrub cut into "sugar cubes" or some decorative soaps that look like tea cakes.
Always use candles responsibly, in the words of the National Candle Association-
- When burning candles, consumers should follow these basic safety rules:
- Keep lighted candles within your sight. Never leave a burning candle unattended.
- Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire.
- Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.
- Trim wicks to ¼ inch prior to each use.
- Keep candles away from drafts and vents.
- Always use an appropriate candleholder placed on a stable, heat-resistant surface.