Now that Jordan’s wedding shower is over, I can finally share these! She wanted a tea party theme, so I bought a few mis-matched vintage teacups from Goodwill and Savers and made these candles to use as centerpieces.
Just follow the instructions for my mason jar soy wax candles and use teacups instead! For four teacups of various sizes, I used about 5 cups of soy wax (measured prior to melting), 3-4 tbs of fragrance oil, and 2-3 dye chips.
I was shooting for a golden color with the above candles; I used a pretty gold mica to create the glittery swirls…
…But as you can see they turned out to be much more cream-colored. Candles are much harder to dye than soap!
They did turn out to be beautiful centerpieces though. I paired them with a few sprigs of lavender or butterfly bush that grows outside of our building at work, and tied them up with ribbon.
Rachel gave me some vintage doilies and handkerchiefs, which really added to the decor. Here are a few shots from the shower:
Though parts of the room were darkly lit, you can see a bit more of the shimmer in this photo.
This was supposed to be a bit more purple, but I actually like this color better!
Of course, it ain’t a real tea party without tea! The other bridesmaids and I got together for a craft night to make these homemade tea bags, using a tutorial from A Beautiful Mess. It was a lot more work than we thought it would be, but they came out so cute and Jordan (and the guests!) loved them, so it was worth it. ♥