How To Make Tea Cup Candles, For Mum This Mothers Day – Brought to you by Budget Savvy Diva

How To Make Tea Cup Candles.

How to Make Teacup Candles


I think it is very easy to see that I have a new obsession with tea cups. There is nothing so nice as sipping tea while watching the “winter weather”

How to Make Teacup Candles


AND you all know about my obsession with candles – * cough cough * I have over 65 candles in my house. So it was only natural to make a craft where I put the two together ;)


How to Make Teacup Candles


I picked up a tea cup from a local antique store. When finding a tea cup make sure to look on the bottom – if it does not have a marking then you are good to go. If there is a marking make sure to Google the name. I have tea cups ranging from 1880s to 1970s and they look somewhat similar but the value is not.

Another option is checking out goodwill or similar for inexpensive teacups. If you do not use a hot glue gun then you have more flexibility on the teacup you choose.

I did a lot of research on candle making kits and I picked this one up from Amazon

Get the kit HERE

How to Make Teacup Candles

Can you imagine giving this to your mom on Mother’s Day? I know I am :)

How to Make Teacup Candles

I picked up a tag from a local gift wrap store – I thought it would be the perfect swap for a tea bag tag. I wrote “Light Me” but you can write whatever you want :)

I made a youtube video showing how to my the candle – I hope you check it out ( it is only 2 minutes long :) )

If you have not yet make sure to subscribe to Budget Savvy Diva on Youtube :)

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I love the simplicity of the craft and how beautiful it is – I really hope you make it :)

If you have not checked out my other crafts I have tons :) Go HERE to check them out

Also comment if you would like more crafts like this :)


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Great Ideas for the Great Outdoors

Inspiring ideas to create adaptable outdoor spaces

For the Suburban Dwellers

No matter where you live or the size of your family, your outdoor space should be an adaptable area where you can soak in the rays during the day and sip cocktails by night.

Kent St residence by Canny Design, Photography by Derek Swalwell

Degree designed by Patrick Norguet, available from Fanuli Furniture.

ÄPPLARÖ outdoor collection in brown from IKEA.

Bella armchair and Foxy side table from Robert Plumb.

For the Family Oriented

Arcadia residence by Jakin Pools & Landscaping.

Mount Martha Pool House by Acorn Garden Houses.

Dianella residence by Fratelle Group.

For the Partygoers…..

Malvern project by Nathan Burkett Design. Photography by John Wheatley.

Gordon residence by Rolling Stone Landscapes. Photography by Danny Kildare.

Eltham house by Outdoor Creations.

Capri tableware from Zimba Homewares.

For the Garden Guru’s

The Wave garden by Paal Grant Designs In Landscaping, together with Entanglements.

Halls Head garden by CultivArt Landscape Design. Photography by Peta North.

‘Fresh’ exhibit designed by Jason Hodges at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2013. Image courtesy of Greenart Gardens.

Ronnie Pot range by Cameron Williams, available from Robert Plumb.

Project designed by Phillip Withers Landscape Design for the 2013 Melbourne Flower & Garden Show. Photography by Patrick Redmond Photography.

For the Holiday Hunters

Project designed by Out from the blue and constructed by Living Creations Landscapes.

Burraneer Grandiose project by Impressions Landscape — Design.

The Hive as exhibited at the Australian Garden Show, designed by Katie Burgess together with Sika Australia.

Clovelly residence by Rolling Stone Landscapes.

DIY Alternative to Screen Printing

To get you through the rest of the school holiday with the kids. Why not try a DIY alternative to screen printing.

Introducing Lumi Inkodye

Inkodye is a really simple method for printing designs on fabric – the colour develops in sunlight or bright UV and it takes just 10 to 20 minutes on a bright day. Decorate your shirts, jackets, lampshades, cushions, tablecloths, even shoes! The process works on cotton, linen, silk, rayon, canvas, and any other natural and absorbent fibre. Once finished, your print is permanent and can be machine washed without fading.


Screen Shot 2013-08-25 at 3.11.59 PMInkodye has great little starter kits available to purchase online. We took the red one on a test drive and it was so much fun. You get a small piece of fabric and a little negative to try first so you can understand the process before you create your own design, which was really helpful. It was amazing placing it outside in the sun and seeing the image magically appear on the fabric … it really is solar powered!


You can create negatives from your photos using the Lumi iPhone App, which will save them to your phone, or you can create a negative yourself in Photoshop or similar software if you have it. Lumi is based in the USA, but you don’t have to buy their transparency film – you can find transparency film that will go through your laser printer at most office supply shops. Then you’re set.

Not all Inkodye projects require negatives. From photograms to dip-dyes, batik and shadow prints, there are simple guides available on their website to help you through every design scenario.

So this summer get creative and use the power of the sun.


Darren Palmers Tips On How To Revitalise Your Kitchen

Darren Palmers Tips On How To Revitalise Your Kitchen:

Planning, Planning, Planning 

Kitchens are the heart of the home and one of the most valuable and functionally important rooms of a property. They can also be the most expensive. The heart of your home, though, may have become a little tired, so if it’s time for a transplant here are some considerations for the most successful result possible.



Click here to read the full article.


My LJ Hooker Market Report

Nationally, the strongest market activity which characterised most capitals through 2013, looks to set to continue throughout 2014.

The Sydney Median house price was up a phenomenal 15% year on year – the strongest performance in a decade.

Solid end of year buyer momentum in all markets will ensure a positive start to 2014 – signs of which are already emerging. Affordability constraints and likely continued subdued economic activity will act to moderate price growth through the year – Andrew Wilson

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This momentum has carried through to 2014 with auction clearance rates & sales volumes across the country continuing to remain strong.

Stock turnover was the quickest in Sydney, with the average property taking just 75 days to sell, down from 93 days at the same time last year.

Read more about your suburb growth, our national news, tracking & comparing particular prices and learn more on the Australian lifestyle trends in property – view the report here by logining in registering your interest