Okay so we are still on a wedding high, but we can’t help it! Our exec editor is getting married this weekend In honor of her upcoming nuptials, we came across one of the sweetest diy projects for any bride-to-be. Straight from Hey Gorg (a wonderful blog dedicated to wedding-related fanciful things) is a lovely craft idea for a bridal shower, tea party or just to place around a vintage-inspired home. If you love tea and candles we encourage you to check this diy idea out. It’s pretty fabulous!
• eco friendly candle wax flakes
• wooden kabob skewer sticks
• scotch tape and sharp scissors
• a stove, a double boiler and bowl
• oven mitts and a hot plate/trivet
Step #2 Fill a shallow pan or double boiler with water and put over medium to high stove heat. The author used a glass Pampered Chef measuring bowl with a spout to melt my wax in. Place your bowl into the water and pour in your wax flakes. As the water and bowl begins to heat up your wax flakes will start to melt and become opaque/clear. She used two wooden skewers to stir the flakes especially after adding in the candle scent and colour. Candle dye is just as potent at food colouring; a little will go a long way!
Step #3 Using oven mitts, use one hand to lift up the bowl out of the water (once the wax has completely melted) and the other hand to wipe off water on the outside of the bowl (don’t burn yourself!) Have a trivet ready beside your teacups and carefully pour the wax into your teacups, making sure to avoid the wooden skewers laying across the tops. You can always use one hand to hold the wood skewers in place. Fill the teacups up until about a quarter of an inch of cup is still showing. Immediately wash your bowl to avoid the wax drying or put back in your hot water bath if you will be melting more flakes.