Eggshell Candles

With backyard chickens creating eggs in a gorgeous array of colors, it pains me to crack the eggshells, but projects that permit a continued appreciation for the eggs takes the edge off a little bit. Eggshell candles are a super easy craft project that result in a unique and beautiful home accent or gift for anyone.  Ready to learn how to make them? 

Rachel Divider

DIY EGGSHELL CANDLES

SUPPLIES NEEDED

18 clean eggshells
1 lb soy wax chips
candle wicks
colored wax candle pieces from previously used candle, optional
lavender essential oil, optional (1 teaspoon per 1 lb soy wax)
aluminum can (clean & dry)
2 qt saucepan
tablespoon
egg cartons
wired ribbon

LET’S MAKE IT!

Crack egg open using a heavy, straight edged knife in a single, deliberate whack.

Empty egg, clean and air dry eggshell.

Trim edges by hand if desired, saving shells to feed back to the hens.
Edges need not be uniform-  jagged looks beautiful.

MELT WAX
Add a few inches of water to saucepan & warm over medium low heat.
Fill can with wax chips.

Add essential oil and/or a small amount of colored wax pieces (both optional).

Place can in warm water until melted, adding more wax as needed. Remove from heat.

Up-cycled votive candle pieces add a subtle touch of color to the eggshell candles.

POSITION WICKS
Place eggshells in egg carton. Using a small spoon, add a dab of wax to bottom of each eggshell. Center wick in each eggshell on top of wax.

Allow wax to harden.

FILL & FINISH EGGSHELL CANDLES
Fill eggshells with melted wax. Allow wax to cool & harden.

Trim wick to 1/4″. Always use eggshell candles in a stable, non-flammable holder.

Ceramic or porcelain egg holders work perfectly for displaying eggshell candles.

For gifting, fill clear plastic egg cartons with eggshell candles and wrap with pretty ribbon.

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Ginny Tata-Phillips
Ginny Tata-Phillips
2020 years ago

YEs we would love to win and YES we are going to make candles! I have a friend who gives me duck eggs – nice and big and lots of colors!

Marion Keppler Kupper
Marion Keppler Kupper
2020 years ago

Would love to win. I also will be saving some shells to use as candles – neat idea!

Barbara Bogan Bealer
Barbara Bogan Bealer
2020 years ago

I would dearly love to be the winner of this First-Aid kit…it has everything! Also, the eggshell candles are terrific…quite an unusual gift.

Pat Bourret
Pat Bourret
2020 years ago

What a great idea with the eggshells. Was looking over the site of eFowl and liked the site. Thanks for sharing!

Kimberly Swenson
Kimberly Swenson
2020 years ago

This is an AWESOME Givaway!! Love the egg candle idea!

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