I get pure joy out of finding use for something that’s bound for the trash. It’s an especially nice feeling when I can combine two extremely different items to create something that’s super-cute and unique. Can you say “egg candles” anyone?! Egg shells plus half-used candle nubs equals an EASY EGG CRAFT that will put you in the mood for spring!
- Old taper or votive candles
Prep the Eggshell
So how do we get a nice little opening at the top of our egg? Well, clean breaks certainly work better than a shell that’s been smashed against a counter or banged against a frying pan. You really just want the top part of the egg to come off and that does require a little strategy.
- Take a pushpin and poke tiny holes around the the top part of the egg. If it helps, you can draw a line around the egg to guide you.
- Once you’ve scored the a circle around the egg, use the back of a butter knife to pull it off cleanly. Just give it a few light taps.
- Dump the yolk into a container so you can save it for cooking and then wash out the inside of the egg with a little water and dish soap. Let it dry.
- You can also use a sharp pair of scissors. Here’s how.
Put It Together
- Find a candle nub that’s a little taller than your egg shell. Or you can take any candle and cut it down to the proper size.
- Light your candle nub and let the wax drip into the center of the egg.
- Use that candle wax to secure the bottom of your candle to the inside of the egg shell.
- Place the eggs in an egg holder and you’re ready to go!
- Dye your eggs before you turn them into candle holders. This is a great idea if you’re hosting an Easter dinner or baby shower.
- To make a cute centerpiece, put the egg candles into a ceramic egg holder – the fancy kind that Martha Stewart keeps in her fridge.
- Store your egg candle holders in egg cartons. It’s a space-saver and they fit perfectly.