Thursday, July 7, 2011


Not everything that falls in an earthquake breaks
sometimes it just cracks.

I melted down some candles left from Chrissy's birthday
in an old saucepan and made new candles in some cracked cups.

It was simple and very quick.
You just need some wick, which I brought at Spotlight
or you can melt candles and rescue the wick from them.

Have a go, it looks so pretty!


  1. Hi Deb,
    This is such a great idea. I have some wax and wick ready to go that I bought ages ago, but I'm not sure how you go about melting it the best way - feel like doing a tuturial??
    Love the china cups as candles! Have a great day!

  2. Great idea and you don't have to toss out your treasures!

  3. Teacups are just so pretty! You can't just throw them out when they are cracked can you!?
    Such a good idea,
    Thanks Deb x

  4. Yay, you found some wax! I love melting down old candles to make new ones, it's such a satisfying way of recycling.

  5. Kids and I have done rainbow candles in the past from old ones before. 2 'kids' are now in their 20's and third one is in high school! We always have candles as blackouts in the bush can be common when the wind roars through and the powerlines are across paddocks.

  6. I've been praying for healing for you all. Hoping you run out f cracked cups real soon!



  7. Really? It's that easy WOW - I must give this a go .. .. .. hmmm school holiday idea ??? ahhhh maybe NOT?
    Sooooo pretty

  8. what a fantastic idea...and you can still enjoy your pretty cups

  9. What a great positive from such negative events and a neat diea too!

  10. What a clever idea Deb! And your tea cups are precious. I love to "rescue" useful items too. :o)
    Sincerely, Trish

  11. Ring the bell that still can ring - forget your perfect offering - there is a crack in everything that's how the light gets in...


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