Decorate your Easter table with these lavender scented eggshell candles.
I feel like time has been slipping away these last few weeks. I thought Easter was still further away along with my trip back to Utah. Little did I realize that it’s shortly arriving and I am in no way ready for either events. This year we’ve decided to host our Easter celebration in our home instead of my mothers. This sudden change in plans has me a little frazzled since I have a trip to plan immediately after. I also still have a few more Easter kits to put together for the pre-egg hunting craft day. It seems my to-do list is growing by the day but I’m working on it..constant Starbucks trips seem to help keep calm. But of course when doesn’t Starbucks make everything better?
While thinking about our Easter celebration I’ve been compiling a list of what I’d like our tablescape to look like. So far I’ve gathered a moss table runner and plan to add bright flowers down the center. I also plan to make more of these lavender eggshell candles to display in ceramic eggcups. Have you seen the eggshell candles you can buy in stores? I’ve always wanted to make my own at home. They seemed relatively easy and luckily they were. These candles are made with soy candle wax, dyed with food coloring, and scented with lavender essential oil.
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How to make eggshell candles
Supplies (yields 5 eggshell candles)
- small knife or spoon
- purple food coloring, water, and vinegar
- 1 cup Soy candle wax flakes
- candle wicks + adhesive
- Lavender Essential Oil
Step one: use a small knife or spoon to lightly tap the top of the egg. Gently peel off the broken eggshell, wash eggs thoroughly, dry upside down.
Step two: dye eggs by mixing 1 cup of water, 1 tbsp vinegar, and 3-5 drops of food coloring. Allow eggs to dry upside down.
Step three: place candle wicks in the center of the eggshell with an adhesive (I used glue dots).
Step four: melt soy candle wax in microwave or in double boiler. Once wax is completely melted stir in 2-4 drops of lavender essential oil.
Step five: use egg carton to hold eggs in place. Carefully pour wax into the eggs, make sure wick is centered as much as possible. Allow 2-3 hours for wax to harden. Trim wick to 1/4 inch.
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