How to Make Eggshell Candles
Even if it’s still colder than I’d like outside, Spring has at least arrived on the calendar. I had a fun time making these eggshell candles for our kitchen table centerpiece, and I thought I’d share.
It started with a dozen eggs. Between breakfast, baking, and other kitchen adventures, we usually go through two dozen of these bad boys a week. I just made sure I cracked them toward the top of the smaller end, rinsed them out, and saved them up for this project.
It’s okay if you have a few hairline cracks in them.
Then I melted some soy wax flakes and added a little lemon essential oil. Nothing seems as sunny and new as the smell of lemon!
The small wicks used for tea lights worked perfectly in my eggshell containers. I held them up with a clothespin until they dried.
Once the candles were dried, I removed the clothespins and trimed down the wicks.
I looked everywhere for some affordable soft-boiled egg holders that would work in my kitchen, but couldn’t find what I wanted. Then I came across these candlestick holders at Target!
And here’s the finished centerpiece! It was fast and easy to make several dozen of these little candles and keep them burning around a vase of tulips, daffodils, or other Spring flowers replaced weekly during my favorite season.
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cool idea. A trick I learned while at University. If you don’t have egg holders you can always use decorate Schnaps gasses (shot glasses). Doesn’t work the other way around. I know cause we tried 😉
They must glow beautifully when lit. Great idea!
What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!