This DIY Teacup Candle Costs Half the Retail Price

You only need a few supplies to make this trendy candle at home.

Whether you want to give someone a unique hostess gift, or want to give your own home an extra touch of coziness, teacup candles are a chic idea. They’re an especially good way to make use of vintage or antique teacups that have lost their saucers, which you can find at garage sales, thrift stores and even on Amazon. You only need a few supplies to create a candle at home¬†— and you can majorly save on the retail costs, which can go as high as $20.

Keep reading to find out how you can create this gift idea for tight budgets.



  • Soy wax
  • Candle wick
  • Teacup


Supplies needed: 

  • Hot glue gun
  • Pen



  1. Glue wick to the bottom (inside) of the teacup using a glue gun.
  2. Microwave the soy wax in a microwave-safe cup or bowl for 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Carefully pour the melted wax into the tea cup.
  4. Lay a pen across the top of the teacup to support the wick
  5. Let harden for 2 to 3 hours.


Cost comparison:

  • DIY: $6.88 per candle
  • Retail price: $10 to $20

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