DIY: Time for Tea Candle and Card

February 22, 2011

Have you ever come up with an idea that you thought was so genius – only to have your pride deflated when you found out that it’s already been thought of by someone else?!
Well, that’s exactly what happened to me when I came up with the project that I am featuring today!

Here’s the brief backstory:
For Christmas, I decided to try my hand at candle making. I ordered all of my supplies and searched out the cutest containers I could find. As I brainstormed ideas for containers, I came up with the idea of TEACUPS! Vintage teacups would be the perfect vessel for my handmade candles! 

Vintage teacups are one of a kind and usually inexpensive.

I was so proud of this idea.
Then – Martha stole my thunder. On page 99 of the Martha Stewart Encyclopedia of Crafts – she features none other than – teacup candles. 
To make matters worse – I did a quick Etsy search for teacup candle and found TONS OF THEM!

It seems that my novel idea was not so novel at all. 
Still, I am proud to say that I came up with this idea all on my own – even if it has been done before!

Here is one of my candle creations that I made for the bazaar I did over the weekend. The teacup and saucer are a set that my mom found for me during one of her many antique shopping sprees. (My mother was so happy when I charged her with the task of finding me vintage teacups – she loves this kind of thing!)


How pretty is that cup and saucer? I just love the detail on the teacup handle.

**Hint: Once the candle has burned down, just stick the teacup in the freezer and the wax will come right out! Then you have a beautiful cup and saucer to use for tea time.**


I was feeling in the mood for tea time after making the candle, so I also made two cards.  The PTI Tea for Two and Tea for Two Additions stamp sets were exactly what I needed for this project.

My first card is bright and cheery. To achieve the sentiment on this card, I used the “Take Time for Tea” sentiment and masked the first word with tape.


My next card is more subdued.  I really love the the combination of Ocean Tides and Melon Berry cardstock.
I think either of these cards would make a great companion to the teacup candle – perfect gift for a friend.

Thanks for stopping by for some Damask Love!
Supplies (All PTI unless otherwise noted):
1-2-3 Time for Tea:
Stamps: Tea for Two, Tea for Two Additions
Ink: Archiver’s black
Paper: Stamper’s Select White, Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Plum Pudding, Distressed Dots patterned paper
Other: Limitless Layers dies, Teacup die, By the Numbers die


Tea is instant wisdom:
Stamps: Tea for Two, Tea for Two additions
Ink: Archiver’s Black, Tea Duo
Paper: Stamper’s Select white, Ocean Tides, Melon Berry, Baby Blessings patterned paper,
Other: Teacup die, Martha Stewart Doily, Corner rounder, Aqua Mist stitched ribbon


9 thoughts on “Time for Tea Candle and Card”

  1. Okay, I’m new to your blog and absolutely love it!!! I can’t believe how stinkin crafty and sweet you are. The fact that you set out to not only share these things, but also help us recreate them, well, it’s stellar in MY book!!!

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