DIY Bridal Shower Favors – Teacup Candles…

There has been a lot of excitement at our house this past weekend! I got to cohost a bridal shower for Jennifer :) It was a bit nerve-wracking as I really wanted this to be a very memorable day for Jenn and her guests. As you may recall, I sprained my ankle a few weeks ago and it is slow to heal – therefore making it a tad diffficult to hobble around the house, but I was determined to make this a special day for my only child!

I will share more about the bridal shower with you in future posts – but today I wanted to share with y’all the teacup candle party favors that I made for the guests.

It’s no secret that Jennifer and I love and admire all things vintage. It was important to me to be sure to incorporate vintage elements for Jennifer’s bridal shower.

First, I amassed a collection of vintage teacups. I collected 20 teacups in a very short amount of time from thrift stores and antiques shops. With the exception of one cup – I didn’t spend over $2 for any cup. Several were only .50 cents each.

Just 2 easy steps to create your own DIY Bridal Shower Party Favor Teacup Candles.

Just 2 easy steps to create your own DIY Bridal Shower Party Favor Teacup Candles. This beautiful blue and gold cup is my absolute favorite!

Just 2 easy steps to create your own DIY Bridal Shower Party Favor Teacup Candles. I purchased candlewick and weights at the craft store…

Just 2 easy steps to create your own DIY Bridal Shower Party Favor Teacup Candles.

Just 2 easy steps to create your own DIY Bridal Shower Party Favor Teacup Candles. I inserted about a half inch of candlewick into the weight. There is no need to knot the end…

Just 2 easy steps to create your own DIY Bridal Shower Party Favor Teacup Candles. I found another use for cocktail stirrers :) I placed the candlewick in the center of two stirrers and taped both ends to keep the wick in place.

Just 2 easy steps to create your own DIY Bridal Shower Party Favor Teacup Candles.

Just 2 easy steps to create your own DIY Bridal Shower Party Favor Teacup Candles. This will hold the wick in place when you pour your melted wax.

Just 2 easy steps to create your own DIY Bridal Shower Party Favor Teacup Candles. I used this method on all 20 teacups…

Just 2 easy steps to create your own DIY Bridal Shower Party Favor Teacup Candles. I found this stovetop percolator at Goodwill for .25 cents.

Just 2 easy steps to create your own DIY Bridal Shower Party Favor Teacup Candles. I melted each wax brick separately. Each brick provided enough melted wax for four teacups. **Caution** Be very careful when melting and pouring wax. Do not let it boil. Don’t leave the percolator unattended. Do not let melted wax get on your skin as it will burn.

Just 2 easy steps to create your own DIY Bridal Shower Party Favor Teacup Candles. I carefully poured the melted wax into the teacups…

Just 2 easy steps to create your own DIY Bridal Shower Party Favor Teacup Candles. …and set them aside until the wax was completely dry. Drying time varied by the cup size, but it took approximately two hours for drying time.

Just 2 easy steps to create your own DIY Bridal Shower Party Favor Teacup Candles.

Just 2 easy steps to create your own DIY Bridal Shower Party Favor Teacup Candles.

Just 2 easy steps to create your own DIY Bridal Shower Party Favor Teacup Candles.

On display…

Just 2 easy steps to create your own DIY Bridal Shower Party Favor Teacup Candles.

Just 2 easy steps to create your own DIY Bridal Shower Party Favor Teacup Candles. I showcased and displayed the teacups in one of my vintage suitcases…

Just 2 easy steps to create your own DIY Bridal Shower Party Favor Teacup Candles. Just 2 easy steps to create your own DIY Bridal Shower Party Favor Teacup Candles. Just 2 easy steps to create your own DIY Bridal Shower Party Favor Teacup Candles. Just 2 easy steps to create your own DIY Bridal Shower Party Favor Teacup Candles. Just 2 easy steps to create your own DIY Bridal Shower Party Favor Teacup Candles. It made for a cute decoration and easy selection for guests when they left the bridal shower :)

Just 2 easy steps to create your own DIY Bridal Shower Party Favor Teacup Candles. Even though I fretted a bit – the shower was lovely. Jennifer and all of her guests had a fun time and hopefully created a lifetime of memories for Jennifer :)

 

 

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    • 2 Bees in a Pod says

      Girl, you are always so supportive! Can’t thank you enough! These teacups were very easy to create…let us know if you make them :)

      xo-
      Vicki and Jennifer

  1. says

    Absolutely Beautiful! My son and daughter in law (Lesley’s brother) had vintage china at their reception! Oh and by the way, I broke my elbow back in the spring! Long story! We have a lot in common. Love your pictures they are just lovely! Good luck on the wedding!

    • 2 Bees in a Pod says

      Hey Denise! We do love vintage china!! Exciting – yet stressful times are ahead :) We have a couple of things that we are putting together for the reception. It’s like all,of a sudden, the clock is ticking in double time.

      When Jenn and I can find some extra time, we would love to talk with you and Lesley about how you stay on top of things and stay ahead. Y’all are an inspiration and leaps ahead of us! We love following along – you make us smile!

    • 2 Bees in a Pod says

      Hey Kirsten –
      So happy that you liked our teacup candles! They are adorable and so easy to make!
      xo-
      Vicki and Jennifer

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