DIY Bridal Shower Favors – Teacup Candles…
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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.
This beautiful blue and gold cup is my absolute favorite!
I purchased candlewick and weights at the craft store…
I inserted about a half inch of candlewick into the weight. There is no need to knot the end…
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.
This will hold the wick in place when you pour your melted wax.
I used this method on all 20 teacups…
I found this stovetop percolator at Goodwill for .25 cents.
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.
I carefully poured the melted wax into the teacups…
…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.
I showcased and displayed the teacups in one of my vintage suitcases…
It made for a cute decoration and easy selection for guests when they left the bridal shower 🙂
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 🙂
These are so cute! I can’t wait to try this! As always stunning presentation 🙂
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 🙂
Vicki and Jennifer
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!
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!
I’ve always loved handmade tea cup candles, and this is definitely the perfect party favor! I’ll have to try making them sometime.
I love these teacups! Fabulous idea for a bridal shower. I’m pinning for future gift inspiration – thanks bunches!
Hey Kirsten –
So happy that you liked our teacup candles! They are adorable and so easy to make!
Vicki and Jennifer
I love it so much.
I want to do it, but
Where can I buy the wax?
Hi Lorena and thank you so much. You can purchase the meltable wax at any craft store or from an online source such as Amazon. We have included an affiliate link as an example. If you make the candles good luck! http://amzn.to/2iHvfzA