The Chicken Chick®: Eggshell Candles

May 6, 2015

Eggshell Candles

Eggshell candles are a super easy craft project that result in a unique and beautiful gift for anyone.
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? 
Eggshell candles are a super easy craft project that result in a unique and beautiful gift for anyone.
MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT
18 clean eggshells
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
PREPARE EGGSHELLS
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.
Eggshell candles are a super easy craft project that result in a unique and beautiful gift for anyone.
Eggshell candles are a super easy craft project that result in a unique and beautiful gift for anyone.
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.
Eggshell candles are a super easy craft project that result in a unique and beautiful gift for anyone.
Up-cycled votive candle pieces add a subtle touch of color to the eggshell candles.
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.
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.
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.
Eggshell candles are a super easy craft project that result in a unique and beautiful gift for anyone.
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.
Always use eggshell candles in a stable, non-flammable holder. Ceramic or porcelain egg holders work perfectly for displaying eggshell candles.
Always use eggshell candles in a stable, non-flammable holder. Ceramic or porcelain egg holders work perfectly for displaying eggshell candles.
Always use eggshell candles in a stable, non-flammable holder. Ceramic or porcelain egg holders work perfectly for displaying eggshell candles.
Always use eggshell candles in a stable, non-flammable holder. Ceramic or porcelain egg holders work perfectly for displaying eggshell candles.
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.
Fill clear plastic egg cartons with eggshell candles and wrap with pretty ribbon for gifting.
Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick®

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