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Four Methods:Melting the waxPreparing the EggshellsAdding the Melted Wax to the EggshellDecorating the Eggshell CandlesCommunity Q&A

Re-purpose eggshells into delightful tea light candles using soy wax and birthday candles. You could pre-paint the eggs decorative colors to enhance your room or simply leave them in their original brown or white colors.

Method 1 Melting the wax

How to Create Candles from Eggshells

1 Use the double boiler method to melt the wax. Place the wax in the glass measuring cup, then carefully place the glass measuring cup into a pot of boiling water. Slowly melt the wax so keep an eye on the stove the entire time. Method 2 Preparing the Eggshells

How to Create Candles from Eggshells

1 Crack the eggs carefully. Whenever you’re creating (or collecting) the eggshells, crack with care so that a large portion of the bottom half of the egg is left intact and unbroken. Keep the eggshells cracked side up in an egg carton, for ease of working with and moving about.

How to Create Candles from Eggshells

2 Place a wick inside each egg. Position the eggshells so that the inside of the egg is facing upward. Don’t remove from the carton as the carton will hold the eggshells in place. For more precision when working with a single egg, use an egg cup, as shown in the images. Return the filled eggshell to the carton when done.

How to Create Candles from Eggshells

3 Tie the wick end to the chopstick, stick or pencil to hold in place. Center the wicks in the approximate middle of the eggshell. Method 3 Adding the Melted Wax to the Eggshell

How to Create Candles from Eggshells

1 Pour the melted wax into each eggshell. Use a funnel to improve your pouring accuracy. Fill each eggshell only 1/3 of the way with wax.

How to Create Candles from Eggshells

2 Allow the wax to set before trimming the wick. It is then ready for lighting. Method 4 Decorating the Eggshell Candles

How to Create Candles from Eggshells

1 Color the eggs shell if desired. While optional, this may be something that adds to your party or house theme. You can paint special designs on the eggs if wished.

How to Create Candles from Eggshells

2 Let the paint dry completely before lighting the candles.

How to Create Candles from Eggshells

3 Finished.

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