Candle DIY With Essential Oils: Pumpkin Pie Fall Blend Uses

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Essentials Video: Fall Blend Teacup Candle

Transform an ordinary teacup to an extraordinary scented candle! You’re going to love this quick and easy DIY using our Pumpkin Pie Fall Blend to make a teacup candle. Perfect to make as delightful gifts or to spruce up your home decor, this adorable project is just too cute and fun to pass up!

Tea Cup Candle

What you’ll need:

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What you’ll do:

  1. Melt beeswax pearls in a double boiler.
  2. Remove from heat and add Pumpkin Pie.
  3. Carefully pour into the teacup, leaving ½ inch of space at the rim of the cup.
  4. Insert the wick in the middle and hold it in place by wrapping the end around a wooden dowel or pencil.
  5. Allow to firm up and trim the wick to 1 inch in length.

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79 thoughts on “Essentials Video: Fall Blend Teacup Candle”

  • Can I use same amount of any oil, not just a seasonal one? Would it be safe to burn with children in the room, or would I need to use a KidSafe oil?

    1. Yes, you can use whatever oils you like! If you have children in the room, we recommend using only KidSafe oils.

    1. Unfortunately, Pumpkin Pie is one of our previous blends that we no longer offer. However, you can substitute it with one of our new fall blends: Maple Leaf, Harvest Moon or Fall Rain!

  • This sounds wonderful. I was wondering if you could use the same recipe for wax melts? Also as a candle or wax melt are the non kid safe ones ok to use if kids will be around? It’s not diffusing like a normal diffuser does.

    1. I wouldn’t recommend just beeswax for a wax melt. Most warmers do not get hot enough to melt the beeswax. I personally use 75% soy and 25% beeswax for wax melts but would recommend playing around with the recipe to come up with what suits your preferences. We wouldn’t recommend using non-kidsafe oils around your kiddos since they could cause breathing or toxicity concerns.

  • This is a great Idea. I’m obsessed with tea cups ;). And I was looking for a candle recipe. Love you PT

  • Beautiful! Just to let y’all know something I recently learned: once the candle has burned and you want to use the tea cup again, place it in the freezer overnight or for two. The wax pops right out!

  • This is an adorable idea! It’s taken me a while to get into the fall spirit, but I finally have it lol, I just need to purchase some fall scented oils now!

  • What a great gift idea! You could give the items as part of the present to let the recipient make it again too. ;D

  • This is a great idea! I recently received beautifully decorated Norwegian tea cups as a gift but don’t drink coffee or tea regularly and didn’t know what I was going to do with them. Now I know! Can’t wait to make these this weekend!!!

  • Just found out lately that candles are not good for us and was very bummed as i love candles. This wonderful recipe solves my problem 🙂 LOVE it!!

  • Thank you for this tutorial! I’m going to pin this as a gift idea come Christmas time for teachers. We have six to give to, so it adds up. I also like to do customized gifts vs giving a gift card or something generic.

    I snagged the Holiday Blend from the Bargain Bin recently and I think this would make a great scent in a Christmas-themed teacup.

  • This looks awesome. It would be a great way to recycle broken tea cups. I have a handful of oils nearing their expiry date as well.

  • Oh my gosh! What a wonderful idea for Christmas this year for the ladies! ♥♥ Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

  • This is such a cute idea. I’m making this right away! If it works out for me I’m making these for Christmas presents along with a few other home made goodies. Thank you!

  • I am so going to make these for Christmas presents this year! Thank you for the videos along with the posts!

  • This has to be one of the best craft ideas I’ve seen. Love it! I am making these for my tea loving friends & family for Christmas.

  • I have this on my list of gift ideas to do this holiday season. I want to take my girls with my to hunt some thrift stores for different kinds of tea cups. Thanks for the great idea!

  • I was just talking to my mom about having her quit her toxic candles. This is a perfect solution! (In addition to getting her a diffuser;)

  • What a great DIY idea. I have some of my great grandmother tea cups and saucers. I decided to make my 4 sister and myself a candle for Christmas gifts. My sisters will be so surprised that they are so old and were from her farm house.

  • How strong is the scent when the candle is burning. I read a lot of reviews that essential oils candles don’t have much scent to them when they are burning.

    1. Maria, it is definitely more subtle than diffusing but still enough to smell in the area you use it in

  • These look absolutely adorable, and super easy to make! They’ll make great Christmas presents for my family and friends!

  • I this recipe for candles. I made them with other oils for the season and they are amazing. I cannot wait to make more with winter and holiday scents!

    1. I do not have any personal experience with soy wax and would recommend further research before trying. If that is something you end up experimenting with, we would love to hear what you’ve learned though!

  • Fun and fantastic idea for some cute cups I’ve been wanting to do something with. I love everything and anything Fall so this is a perfect idea!

  • Awesome Blog Post! So easy too! My mom just sold her house and had move in with us for health reasons and had a-lot of these kind of victorian type cups and saucers, now I know what I can do with them. Thanks again PT. You guys rock!!

  • Time to go to the thrift store for some tea cups! Are there any alternatives to using beeswax – it is kind of pricey to use just to burn!

    1. Kyla, i’m not sure of alternatives for beeswax, as beeswax is the only wax we sell. I would recommend doing some further research to see if there is something that would work better for you 🙂

  • I’ve been wondering how to reuse a couple beautiful warmers I have from before I knew those store bought wax cubes can release toxins. I saw this and realized I could just leave out the wick and make my own wax cubes. Thank you for the idea! Now my kitchen smells like pumpkin pie 🙂

  • Cant wait to try these, especially for birthday present along with an essential oil as a gift. Thank you so much.

  • This looks like a great project for the girls and I to do Saturday. We all love candles and the Pumpkin Pie scent is so comforting this time of year.

  • I am going to have to make this with one of my grandmothers desert rose tea cups! Only one survived to make it to my house and I have been itching to use it! Although can’t use the pumpkin spice, not kidsafe, but Harvest Moon sounds delightful!

  • We used to make candles as a business. There are many different kinds of wicks. What type of wick did you use and did it test well for burn time and melt pool with the beeswax? If you add the essential oils while the wax is very warm, it will evaporate into the air. Beautiful idea and thank you. I have quite a few old tea cups I’d like to do that with. That would make a beautiful gift, but I’d want to know for sure it will burn well. Thank you!

    1. Ann, the wick used for this tutorial was a 10″ generic candle wick that you can pick up at most craft stores. they did burn well and seemed to last quite a while when burning.
      They melt pool seemed to be on par with every other candle I have burned.

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