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Does anyone make candles in china teacups?

I have a friend with an antique shop who has asked if I could make candles in some of her china cups. Is this possible because of their shape, i.e. one I have right now is 3.5 inch at the top going down to just under 2 inch at the bottom. I have soy/cottonseed, 6006, 4267, 444, and 415 waxes right now and LX, CD, HTP, RRD and more.

Where would you start with a wick on this cup size.....

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Kathy

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Kathy, I thought of doing this then realized that because these are containers with a history of which I am unaware, they could have flaws that could cause them to leak or crack. I have used things like this to make candles for myself and have only had a couple of problems, but I sure was glad they happened to me and not to a customer!!:)

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Thanks for the replies.

I must admit I hadnt thought about the fact that they had been used before. Duh! I am not an antique person, its just that she sells my wickless candles there.

I guess that people who make teacup candles buy the cups new....we hope?!?!?

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Kathy

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Even new, the liability is just too great for my comfort. I'm not a nervous nelly & do plenty of refills, but draw the line at glasswear that isn't made & tested for use w/ candles. Plenty of people make these from new/antique teacups or mugs & I've never heard of a problem doing so, but I've seen too many jaw-dropping things people do w/ candles. If you really have your heart set on trying these, I'd get a few teacups & start testing. I'd also seal the inside of the teacup w/ Mod Podge, to at least prevent any possible wax leakage. Keep in mind, you're ultimately responsible for the safety of any product you put your name on.

Susan.

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You know what sucks, is that Country Living magazine published an article in their new edition on how to make your own candles using vintage t-cups. :( :( :(

Also Martha Stewart did the same in her magazine recently, showing "how easy" it is to make your own candle in a teacup !!!!! I think thats why I was asked about it.

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A friend of mine makes tea cup bird feeders and uses mostly cups from a local thrift store that are not worth much. But once or twice she got hold of a good cup and saucer and I nearly killed her. She drills holes in hers. I told her that while I loved her feeders, those cups would have looked so much better in my china cabinet.

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