Soy Candle Cups

I’m not somebody who consideres myself “crafty” in any shape or form.  I look on in wonder at women who make and bake and craft their way through life, but after applying for one particular fair and being turned down because my items were not handmade I thought “right, I’ll show them ! ”  and decided to have a go at making some candle cups.  How hard could it be ?  It wasn’t !  in fact, it was possibly the simplest thing I have ever done.

I’m really pleased with the results of my first attempt.  Many more to follow.




  1. memmens
    October 19, 2011 / 1:49 pm

    They look gorgeous – well done. Have you thought about writing a book? 'How not to be beaten' by Karen Jones!

  2. Karen Jones
    October 19, 2011 / 1:53 pm

    Ha! Now there's an idea : ) xx

  3. midlifes singlemum
    October 19, 2011 / 4:19 pm

    You crafty bugger! The teacups look great and would make a wonderful present. Also a fantastic solution to a setless single cup and saucer.

  4. Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping]
    October 19, 2011 / 7:09 pm

    Lovely! I went a bit mad with these last year and I think I have exhausted people to give them to now!

  5. Karen Jones
    October 19, 2011 / 7:16 pm

    Helen, thank you lovely, cake stands & drilling holes in vintage plates are a step too far for me I'm afraid lovely. Look forward to seeng what you do though : ) xxxx

  6. Karen Jones
    October 19, 2011 / 7:18 pm

    midlife and Ruth Just so you know I haven't gone back TOOOOOO much on what I said previously these are made from minature cups and saucers which were for decorative purposes in the first place 🙂 Actually the white ones are from a French child's tea set ! Arggh I know, I did agonise before committing to candles, but at least they can eventually be washed out with no harm done xxx

  7. Karen Jones
    October 19, 2011 / 7:19 pm

    Lakota, well you must sell them then lovely, I hear they still make good money ! Or so I am hoping for my forthcoming Vintage events xx

  8. Emma
    October 19, 2011 / 8:07 pm

    They look beautiful…well done you!! Hopefully you'll make lots of money so you can go back to the people who wouldn't let you have a stand and say Booooooooooooooooo!!!

  9. Karen Jones
    October 20, 2011 / 1:32 pm

    Emma thank you lovely, that is my intention : ) xxx Hows the man ???

  10. Becky Goddard-Hill
    November 2, 2011 / 6:20 am

    ooh ooh how do you amke them? perfect idea for a thrifty christmas if you fancy guest posting on my new family budgeting site 😉

  11. WhiteLily
    November 10, 2011 / 1:51 pm

    You know, I always get goosebumps when I visit your blog. Beauty everywhere I look.Your cup candles are stunning. I'd love to have a go at making those. I really must go to the charity shop and see what tea cups I can find!Thank you so much for linking up 🙂

  12. ChrisTea And Cakes
    November 10, 2011 / 2:39 pm

    Soooo purdy! x

  13. Jane
    November 10, 2011 / 4:53 pm

    They look beautiful well done 🙂

  14. missielizzie
    November 17, 2011 / 7:43 pm

    Whoo hoo, we'll make a crafting queen out of you yet!

  15. gidders1
    November 17, 2011 / 8:26 pm

    Ohh I did these as Christmas present last year, soy is so much better than wax! Everything you do, you do with such style!!

  16. Molly and the Princess
    January 16, 2012 / 12:32 pm

    they are very lovely! x

  17. Caroline
    January 17, 2012 / 9:37 am

    So pretty – but I think I'd be far too lazy, and will continue to keep the shops of Totnes in business with my obsessive scented candle habit!!

  18. minibreakmummy
    February 13, 2012 / 11:24 am

    Very pretty indeed! Especially the pink and gold cup.

  19. The syders
    February 27, 2012 / 10:41 am

    Really pretty…I love the pink cup, its gorgeous! x

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