Tuesday, November 20, 2012

DIY // Hanging Teacup Candles- by Hello Hydrangea

 Hello lovely friends! :) Today I have the absolute pleasure of having the lovely miss Lindsey of Hello Hydrangea share a super cute diy with you! These make me want to get a bunch of tea cups and hang them all around my house! Thanks so much Lindsey!
The materials for this project includes 3 items: old candle wax, thrifted teacup and some string. I found the teacup for $.50 at our local thrift store and the ‘Scentsy’ wax was $1.00 for a box.

The first step is to create a wick for your new candle. Using cotton twine, tape the bottom to the cup and the top to a pencil to keep it standing up straight. Then you need to chop up the wax into small chunks and warm it in a clean tin can over the stove. It should only take about three minutes for the wax to melt – once its liquid, all you have to do is pour it into the teacup and wait for it to solidify.
If you prefer to leave your teacups gravity-bound, the project ends here. However, if you want to hang your new candles for ultimate excitement, follow the next few steps.

Cut four 4ft lengths of string and knot them onto a single 10in piece at their middle so that you have 8 even, long strings hanging off of the 10in piece. Lay your teacup upside down and knot the 6in length of string tightly onto the base. Spread the 4ft lengths evenly around the circumference of the cup.

While the teacup is still upside down beginning basket knotting the 8 long pieces of string in an alternating pattern. Continuing doing this tightly enough that the weaving knots hug the shape of the teacup.

Now all you have to do is knot the leftover string at your desired length and hang them up where your little heart desires.

Over at Hello Hydrangea you learn about my childhood life on my family’s apple orchard farm in Washington State. Growing up, my family would sometimes move our entire dining room table and chairs outside, below our favorite tree and eat under the stars. Although warm summer nights are disappearing, we still spend as much time as possible outside, so when the temperature rises even a bit, we are ready to have a moonlit party! I can just imagine; if had a dozen of these hanging teacup candles a few years ago, we would have hung them in the tree above us and dined by candlelight.
An added bonus? If you use scented wax you will end up with a couple aromatic, glowing decorations for your next dinner party, romantic date or even a wedding reception. 

Thanks so much Lindsey! :)


  1. What a wonderful idea! I'll have to give these a try! x

  2. This is such a great DIY. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I have always wanted to make a tea cup candle but have never seen it hanging! I love it!

  4. I've nominated you for the Leibster Award!


  5. oh my god, it's so lovely!! i have to do this like right now!! is an amazing idea..!
    Love your blog! <3
    xx Zoe

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