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A good way to use old mugs or even punch cups is to set a few cups on a tray, each one containing store bought votives (normally it takes two). Set the tray in the oven on 250 degrees F and let the candles melt. Remove one of the wicks and leave the other one. As the candle begins to cool, straighten the wick up into the center.
There you have it. A lovely handmade gift for about a dollar! (Cups can be purchased at thrift shop most often for 25 cents or watch for them at rummage sales!)
By melody_yesterday from Sedalia, MO
I recently was gifted with a few bottles of Dala glass glaze. Some time ago, I received a white mug - the mug was used as the gift box for a small gift. I wanted to do something with the mug. There was nothing wrong with the mug, except that it was white... :-) The glass glaze created the perfect opportunity. I decided to turn the mug into a nifty candle holder.
Total Time: weekend project, drying time included
Yield: one candle holder