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DIY Copper Tea Light Candles

I bought a wax kit with the intention of making lots of wonderful candles and sharing them with you all. 6 months later, the kit has moved deeper within my cupboard and grown a layer of thick dust I’m sure. It wasn’t until I saw this diy copper tea lights by The Merrythought, that I wanted dust off my own kit and create some of my own.

Because these bad boys are wee sized and the scents are alterable,  wrapped up in bundles of 2 or 3 would make a great gift. I don’t know about you but I’d prefer to receive/add a little copper touch rather than the plain ol’ regular tea lights. Enjoy!

You Will Need:

  • Wax (or a large unscented candle.)
  • Wide mouth jar or can
  • Fragrance (optional)
  • Copper Caps
  • Hot glue
  • Wicks

How to make it:

Cut your wax into small chunks and place in jar or can. Place the jar in a saucepan ½ full of water – make sure water level is below the mouth of the jar. Heat over low-medium heat, continuously stirring the wax.

If you’re adding a fragrance do so now once wax is completely melted, continuing to stir.

Hot glue the wick to the center of the copper cap. To keep the wick in place, use a clothes pin across the top of the cap that holds the wick in the center.
Carefully remove the jar from the hot water, then slowly pour the melted wax into the copper caps.

Allow wax to cool completely and trim wick to about 1.5cm (1/2″).