The Little Extras: Teacup Candles

We’ve all been there, you’re sinking into your nice comfy bed, drifting away…. Then you roll on to your side only to be sharply stabbed in the side of the head by one of the earrings you forgot to take out. You fling in onto your bedside table, and a few days later, a backing/front/the whole earring has been accidentally knocked off and is now lost in the mess that is your floordrobe.

Since buying a few new jewelry items recently – those super cheap cross Primark earrings anyone? – I decided enough was enough and I would not loose part of them again, a stand for these kinds of items first crossed my mind, but they’re a bit too fiddley when you’re half asleep! I then remembered the little teacup candle I’d been given for Christmas – it burns a nasty amount of black smog and has no smell – but the actual exterior is gorgeous, and is perfect for throwing tiny earrings and rings on. Perfectamundo!

As this was a Christmas present, I have no idea where the cute little cup is from, but last night I scouted a fair few DIY tutorials on the interwebs, and I think I might actually give it a try! I’ve got to get rid of the candle it came with after all…

What do you think? Have you ever made your own candle and, as a massive candle fiend, should I have a go? I’m also on a massive ring hunt at the moment – I like discreet and dainty so if you have any recommendations for good places to find some then let me know!


  1. Amy
    17 Jan 2013 / 2:09 pm

    I love the look of teacup candles! I remember putting one from Boots into my stocking filler guide before Christmas, so there's one place to look! xx

  2. kirstyb
    17 Jan 2013 / 2:21 pm

    I'm giving it a go – its on my to do list – its looks so simple x

  3. Beckie Belleetbeaut
    17 Jan 2013 / 2:22 pm

    That's such a pretty little teacup! haha! I have been meaning to make my own teacup candle for a while now!

    beckie xx

  4. Helen Alison
    17 Jan 2013 / 2:36 pm

    This is adorable! My sister made me a candle similar to this through a web tutorial, and it looks so cute on my dressing table, I love it 🙂 x

  5. Lauren Rose
    17 Jan 2013 / 2:42 pm

    I bought one for my bf's dad's girlfriend and was gutted I didn't buy one for me! Cupcakes and Cashmere has a really easy to follow DIY tutorial on it 🙂 x

    • HelloOctober
      17 Jan 2013 / 10:20 pm

      Oooh thanks I'll have a look! x

  6. LuxeLifeAspirations
    17 Jan 2013 / 2:45 pm

    Such a cute candle!

  7. Shabby Chic and Tea
    17 Jan 2013 / 3:07 pm

    aw the cup idea is lovely! I want to start making my own candles too! x

  8. Hannah Cagney Lace
    17 Jan 2013 / 3:10 pm

    There's nothing cuter than a teacup candle – I'd definitely make one if there was an easy tutorial.


  9. charissa
    17 Jan 2013 / 3:26 pm

    I love these, they are great for decor and what girl doesn't love candles?!


  10. Maddy
    17 Jan 2013 / 3:40 pm

    I love the teacup candles, and you should check out new look for little stacking rings at the moment, they had loads of pretty little ones when I was in there last! xxx

  11. elin likes...
    17 Jan 2013 / 4:17 pm

    This looks really cute! definitely going to find myself a cute cup and try to find a DIY video xx

    xoxo elín

  12. Kelly
    17 Jan 2013 / 4:20 pm

    Cute idea, I've been looking at making these for presents (and me) and think the saucer as a jewellery holder is really sweet.

  13. Leanne Rachel
    17 Jan 2013 / 4:42 pm

    That's such a cute idea! I love making candles, they're so easy and hardly cost anything next to shop bought ones! xx


  14. Millie
    17 Jan 2013 / 5:16 pm

    This is so so cute!!1 🙂 ♥

  15. The pampered pout
    17 Jan 2013 / 6:47 pm

    Definitely have a go! The cup is so pretty wish i knew where it was from x

  16. lily white english rose
    17 Jan 2013 / 7:42 pm

    love the look of teacup candles, they are so cute and such a great idea to store jewellery around them 😀

  17. Belinda
    17 Jan 2013 / 7:45 pm

    such a lovely idea for a present! Deffo going to give this a go 🙂

    Belinda @

  18. Lucie_xoxo
    17 Jan 2013 / 7:45 pm

    Eeeekk i want to make a teacup candle! What a fab idea to double it up as a jewellry holder as well! LOVE it 🙂


  19. Brittney (Precious Polish)
    17 Jan 2013 / 8:49 pm

    Adorable idea! The teacup candle is so pretty- I want, I need! I'm into dainty rings too right now, especially if they have a tiny bit of edge to them 😉 I picked up this super cute silver band from forever 21 that has the tiiiiniest little sideways rhinestone cross <3

  20. Vicki
    17 Jan 2013 / 9:08 pm

    Ive never made my own candle but I love buying them & this one is so sweet in the tea cup & saucer for putting your jewellery on. What a fab idea.

  21. Tabitha
    17 Jan 2013 / 9:11 pm

    This is lovely, such a good idea! x

  22. Shen
    17 Jan 2013 / 9:15 pm

    Make your own candle! When I was younger I went to a candle factory and made my own. Was so funny. It was swirly purple and pink.

  23. On The Dressing Table
    18 Jan 2013 / 9:56 am

    haha this made me laugh, i have done the bed/earring-head/beside table/floordrobe thing many times! Just yesterday my poor husband had to go fishing around in the hoover for a pair of earrings that disappeared up the hose with a rattle!

    Anna x

  24. HeartsAndCrosses
    18 Jan 2013 / 2:31 pm

    This is so cute and a clever idea, I would have never thought about making a candle, would look great on my bedside table


  25. Claire
    18 Jan 2013 / 10:54 pm

    Such a cute idea 🙂

  26. Adele Miner
    20 Jan 2013 / 2:13 pm

    This is the cutest thing ever! I love using old china as jewellery holders:) x

  27. Marta
    20 Jan 2013 / 11:23 pm

    wow this is amazing! I'm kinda addicted to candles now and a candle in a vintage china would be soo soo cute 🙂 new follower, great blog!

  28. kristens kouture
    21 Feb 2013 / 4:04 am

    OMG this is sooo creative! I NEED to make one of these!

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