Egg candles are a classic decorations around Easter and for spring in general. But buying Egg candles can be quiet expensive. Especially when you can make them yourself for almost no cost at all. Plus you probably have everything at home. These DIY Egg Candles are super easy and fast to make. From start to finish you will need about 10 minutes. If you have kids you can totally let them make a couple to give away around Easter. This will also look great next to our Cement Easter Eggs. We show you how to make candles using eggshells as molds in this tutorial.
Crack the eggs in half and keep the egg white and yolk for a nice omelette or cake. Clean the empty shells carefully under cold water and let them dry.
Remove the tealight candles from their metal containers. When you turn them upside down you can already see the metal part of the wick. Carefully remove the wax from the wick. You can use a knife or your hands. Both works just fine. Safe the wax in a glass container for melting.
Put the wicks into the center of the eggshells. Keep the eggs in an egg container so they won´t be able to move while pouring the liquid wax.
Melt the wax you saved in the glass container in the microwave. The smaller the wax pieces are the faster it will melt. It took me about 1 1/2 Minutes on high heat until everything was melted. Wear an oven mitten to remove the glass container from the microwave. It will be very hot. Carefully pour the hot wax into the eggshells. Pour slowly as the wick will move. Fill it so that just a tiny piece of wick will be above the liquid wax. Now you just have to let it dry. It takes about 30 Minutes to an hour to fully set.
I filled the egg candle into an old jam jar with some dry moss. It looks cute but also clean and Scandinavian. I like my decoration to match the rest of my interior decor and not be too overwhelming. Due to the jar it will be protected of wind and can be used outside as well. You could also add some pastel colored pebbles or sand. You could also dye the eggs beforehand to get different colored results. The possibilities are endless!
You can also use eggshells as a planter as we did here.
A german Blogger Friend of us Yvonne from Mohntage and two other Bloggers had the great idea to create a Easter Brunch sharing opportunity where Bloggers can enter their ideas for recipes but also decorations.