DIY Wine Cap Tea Candles

DIY Wine Cap Tea Candles

Do you enjoy DIY, candles, and drinking wine? Then this post is right for you! It is about how to make tea candles out of wine caps 😉

These are the photos of the results – and the DIY instructions can be found right after them.

DIY Wine Cap Tea Candles

DIY Wine Cap Tea Candles

DIY Supplies You Need

  • wine caps
  • microwaveable wax
  • wicks
  • wax dyes
  • double side tape
  • knife
  • scissors

DIY Wine Cap Tea Candles

Step By Step Instructions

Remove internal capping from the caps using the knife.

DIY Wine Cap Tea Candles

Cut the double side tape into small pieces and attach them to the wicks. Remove the paper from the other side of the tape and attach the wicks to the bottom inside of the caps. If a cap is very wide, you can put more than one wick.

DIY Wine Cap Tea Candles

Cut the wicks, so they would show up about 1/4” from the cap.

DIY Wine Cap Tea Candles

Melt the wax. You can use microwave, or you can use a double boiler as I did.

How to set up a double boiler

  1. Select an old pot that is large enough to place your pouring pot into.
  2. Add an inch or two of water to the old pot.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Place your pouring pot directly into this boiling water. You may wish to place a metal cookie cutter, or similarly shaped item in the bottom of your old pot to elevate the pouring pot.
  5. Lower the heat to a simmer; it is not necessary to have a rapid boil.
  6. Periodically add water to replace water lost to evaporation. Do not let the double boiler run dry. It can quickly get too hot and overheat the wax. Being overheated,  the wax may reach the Flash Point.
  7. Allow the wax to melt.

DIY Wine Cap Tea Candles

Once the wax is liquid, you can dye it. Remember that the liquid dyed wax looks much darker than the solid one.

DIY Wine Cap Tea Candles

Pour the dyed wax into the caps.

This dark blue colour will give baby blue once the wax cools down.

DIY Wine Cap Tea Candles

Mix two or more dyes together to achieve  various hues. Enjoy experimenting with colours!

DIY Wine Cap Tea Candles

After you fill the caps, let them to stay still for a couple of hours to properly cool and mature.

DIY Wine Cap Tea Candles Results

Once the candles are ready, place them on an appetizer plate and light up! Enjoy warmness and peacefulness of the little fires highlighting a grey winter day.

Make candles, not war!

DIY Wine Cap Tea Candles

DIY Wine Cap Tea Candles

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