diy: teacup candle

Afternoon lovely brides-to-be! For all you creative ladies planning a vintage-inspired wedding this post is for you! You might remember Ariane and David’s beautiful and calm vintage-inspired beach wedding featured a few weeks ago?  It was packed full of gorgeous handmade details created by artistic bride Ariane, including pebble place settings, flower arrangements and ever-so-sweet teacup candles which Ariane is sharing with us today!

You will need:

Beeswax (from sustainable source)


Teacup and Saucer (vintage)

1 x Pan (old)

An old jar or Coffee Can (the taller the better)

Pair of scissors



1. Fill the Pan with water and bring to the boil. Put beeswax into the jar and both into the boiling water.

2. Place wick into the middle of the Teacup. Keep the prepared teacup close to the melting wax.

3. As soon as the wax is completely melted pour immediately into the cup. Remember to be quick, the wax hardens rather quickly when taken off the heat.

4. Wait for the wax to cool completely and cut wick to size. About 1cm above the wax.

That’s it. As easy as that you can add a nice and romantic touch to your wedding decoration and it’s better value then candles from the shops!

Thank you Ariane!!
See more of Ariane & David’s DIY wedding photographed by the lovely Helen Lisk over here


Beeswax: in the UK Amazon or The Hive Honey Shop in the US:  Big Dipper Wax Works // Wick: Amazon


After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

You’ll also find me working as an Editorial Stylist, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as contributing as a founding member of bridal inspiration hub Aisle Society, and running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive from our super pretty base in London. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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