Place wax in a bowl over a saucepan of water on a medium heat until the wax melts. Put a wick in a cup and hold it upright while you pour in the molten wax. Leave to set.

Antique teacups, similar from £3, from a charity shop. Wax, £4.95 for 1kg; wicks, £1.20 for 15g, Candlemakers Supplies

As seen in the November/December 2011 issue of Brides

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