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15 November, 2015

Easy Vintage Tartlet Tealights

One of my most recent thrifitng outings (read about it HERE) netted me something I had been wanting for a while…a little collection of vintage tartlet tins. And…that means that I get to make something that I have had cooking in my brain for a while…tartlet tealights! They just seem to me to add the perfect touch to the  holiday table…little bits of warmth scattered about the tablescape to make your guests feel special! And I discovered that they were even easier to make than I thought!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY Vintage Tartlet Tealights supplies
Here is what you will need:
  • Tartlet tins or other small metal containers
  • Tealight candles (Mine came in a pack of 16 from Dollar Tree)
  • Clean and dry tin can
  • Metal cookie cutter
  • Cookie sheet
  • Saucepan
  • Water
CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY Vintage Tartlet Tealights tutorial
And here’s what you will do:
  1. Remove the tealight from the metal container. Carefully remove the wick by pulling it from the back.
  2. Place one or two wicks in the tartlet tins depending on their size. Place them on a cookie sheet or other heat-proof surface.
  3. Place the metal cookie cutter in the bottom of a pan. Add water to the top of the cookie cutter and bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer, place the can on top of the cookie cutter and add the wax portion of the tealights. Allow them to melt and remove the pan from the heat. (IMPORTANT: Never leave the wax unattended. Always be sure there is sufficient water in the pan. Use caution when working with hot wax as you could be burned if you come into contact with it. Additional tips for melting wax can be found HERE.)
  4. Once the wax has melted, carefully pick up the can using hot pads and pour the melted wax into the tartlet tins, allowing a sufficient length of the wick to show. Allow to cool completely before handling.
CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY Vintage Tartlet TealightsAnd here they are! Aren’t they cute? Just remember to use caution as you would with any candles. And…you don’t have to save them for the holidays! They would be pretty any time of year!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Sheet Music Christmas CandlesAnd here’s another way to use tealights…my VINTAGE FRENCH SHEET MUSIC CANDLES! It’s a fun and easy way to transform your old glass jars into Christmas decorations at almost no cost!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Easy 5 Minute Pomegranate Candle HoldersAnd I also recently shared a fun and different way to add candles to your holiday table with my EASY POMEGRANATE CANDLEHOLDERS! They only take five minutes to assemble and stay pretty and fresh for a long time since no cutting is involved! I love ideas that can be used at both Thanksgiving and Christmas, don’t you?And stay tuned because I have more holiday ideas to share with you!

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  1. Deb, these look great! You are one clever lady with a vision!!

  2. These are so cute! I just saw some tartlet tins at that thrift and I didn't buy them...but I'll check Monday and if they are still there I will get them and make some of cute and easy!


  3. Oh my gosh, those tartlet tealights are adorable, Debbie. I happen to have several of them in a drawer! I really like the pomegranate holders. I think I will do those for a Christmas table.
    Have a great week.

  4. Debbie i love these, i have some of those but,never thought to make candles with them,you are amazing. Thanks so much.

  5. Wow, such a clever way to do them! I have a zillion of those little tea light candles. Going to definitely try this.


  6. Ooh, I've got a bunch of these darling French tins. I made some into ornaments. Now I know what to do with the rest!

  7. I love, love, love these! I have been searching for some of these vintage tart pans for awhile, but no luck. I love what you did with yours. Perfect, simple holiday decorating.


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