DIY Easter еggshell candles are really cute. This is one of the great craft projects that brings spring mood to the home and adds festive atmosphere at the holiday table. In addition, making candles from eggshells is a budget friendly decoration that allows you to recycle old birthday candles, crayons or pieces or old candles.
If you are looking for easy Easter craft ideas, try these DIY eggshell candles. It is a simple project and you can add essential oils to make scented candles.
DIY Easter еggshell candles – How to use them as home decoration?
Planning Easter celebrations involves home decorations, menu, table setting, egg dyeing, etc. and let’s be honest – these are all pleasant things to think about. Choosing the style of the home décor, the technique for decorating the eggs, the craft projects for the kids are aimed at creating good mood and welcome the coming spring.
Egg shells are a great medium for making art. Eggshell candles are easy to make. Basically, a cleaned-out eggshell acts as the candle container. One has many options to choose from – the shells can be colored in beautiful pastel shades or in bright, vivid colors that work with your décor palette. The wax can be colored or left uncolored, you can add a scent – so, the only limit is your imagination.
Burning candles magically transform the interior and the atmosphere becomes cozy and romantic. DIY Easter eggshell candles are a sweet spring decorating idea and you can use them as elements in table centerpieces, combine them with eggshell planters or vases, moss, dyed eggs, figurines, etc. Decorate your holiday table with beautiful candles and you will feel peace, tranquility and special connection with your loved ones. You can put them in pretty eggcups and decorate each diner’s place or arrange them multiple candles in egg carton to make a composition.
Last, but not least, these cuties can be a fantastic homemade Easter gift for neighbors, grandparents or friends.
What eggs are suitable for making Easter candles?
When choosing eggs for your craft project, it is best if you can find duck or goose eggs, as they are larger. Large supermarket-bought chicken eggs are just fine. We do not recommend using quail eggs as they are too small for candle making. Obviously, plastic eggs must not be used for candle making because the plastic could melt while the candle burns which brings us to the question of safety. Are eggshell candles safe? The answer is that they are just as safe as any other candle. Eggshell can withstand heat but you need to use common sense and not light them near paper or easily flammable decorations. Here are some safety tips that you should keep in mind:
- Never let candles burn unattended. Always extinguish candles when you leave the room.
- Be careful when small children or pets are present.
- Burn candles on a heat-resistant surface and away from anything that could catch fire, curtains, for example.
- Eggshells are round and can’t stand on their own. Place the eggshell candle in a suitable candle holder. Ceramic eggcups work best.
- The eggshell gets hot, so do not touch it while the candle is burning.
DIY Easter Eggshell Candles
- Six eggs
- 9oz/250 grams wax
- Six pieces of wick
- Food coloring
- 5 tbsp of white vinegar
- Ice cream sticks (or toothpicks)
- Essential oil of your choice, optional
Use a small knife or spoon to lightly tap the top of the egg. Gently peel off the broken eggshell, wash eggs thoroughly, dry upside down.
In a bowl of water, drip a few drops of food coloring and add 2 tbsp vinegar. Place the eggshells in the food dye for 10 minutes. Allow eggs to dry upside down.
Cut the ice cream stick in half and make a slit lengthwise, so that the wick is fixed on it. Fix the piece of wick to each stick and place it on the eggshell.
Melt the wax, stirring constantly, until it is completely melted. Once the wax is completely melted, stir in 2-4 drops of essential oil, if using.
Use an egg carton to hold eggs in place. Carefully pour wax into the eggs, make sure wick is centered as much as possible. Allow 2-3 hours for the wax to harden. After the wax hardens, remove the sticks.
How to make Easter egg candles
This is another technique for making original egg shaped candles using eggshells. By following the step-by-step instructions below, you can create bright and scented candles without any effort!
- Eggs (duck or chicken)
- Wax flakes
- Candle wicks
- Wax paper
- Dixie cups
- Crayons, optional
- Essential oils, optional
Prepare the eggshells. Tap the small end of a raw egg with a butter knife until it cracks. Carefully break the top portion of the egg with your fingers and remove the shell to make an opening. Empty the egg, then rinse and dry.
Grate or chop one crayon into small pieces and split between two cups. Fill both cups to the brim with wax flakes, then microwave in 1-minute intervals until soy wax and crayon have completely melted. Add essential oils for fragrance, and stir melted wax to incorporate the color.
Dip the wick in melted wax and send up through the outside bottom of the eggshell to adhere to shell. Let the wax dry completely.
Pour the remaining wax into the shell. Mix additional colors and repeat steps 1-4 for your remaining eggs.
Once the candles cool completely, carefully remove the eggshell, trim the wicks, and light your candles.