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Hot Tea Gift Ideas on a Budget for the Holidays

Want to add a personal touch to your holiday gifts? Looking for a stocking stuffer for the tea lover in your life? Make a Teacup Candle today!

This holiday season, recycle your old candles and un-used teacups to create personalized gifts. Here are the items you need before you begin:

•    Two pans
•    Partially burned candles (or wax)
•    Candy or candle thermometer
•    Wicks & wick sustainers
•    Teacups or mugs
•    Teabags 

As easy as 1, 2, 3……

  1. In a small pan set over a larger pan of water, melt old candles keeping the temperature of the water at approx. 200 degrees. Remove the old wicks from the melted wax & add 2-3 tea bags of your choice for a naturally dyed color (optional).
  2. Fashion wick to the metal wick sustainer and dip into the hot wax to coat. Then, stick the wick sustainer onto the cup’s bottom with the wick.
  3. Pour the wax into your chosen mold stopping ½ inch below the cup’s rim. Let this stand for an hour before adding the remaining wax to finish the candle.

These teacup candles make a great addition to any of our featured gift sets from Art of Tea. Browse our holiday gift offerings below…

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