Easter Egg Candles

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A gorgeous DIY candle that will add some whimsy and fun to your Easter decor, today’s DIY Easter Egg Candles are incredibly easy to make and can be customized to any scent or color palette that you’d like!

A super simple method for making soy Easter Egg Candles to add some ambience to your Easter decor. Customize the colors and scents to your personal preferences.

DIY Easter Egg Candles Craft

Is it just me, or has the price for nice, store-bought candles drastically shot up in the last few years?

I love adding candles to our decor – they add ambience, smell amazing and used to be a pretty inexpensive addition. But the last few times I’ve purchased nice candles, I’ve experienced some serious sticker shock. And if you’re like me and enjoy lighting them every night, the cost adds up quickly.

I’ve been experimenting with making our own candles – from customizing store-bought pillar candles with pressed flowers – to making them from scratch using soy wax flakes. I still have a lot to learn, but I love that I can create unique scents and themed candles without going on a crazy scavenger hunt or spending a small fortune.

These DIY Easter Egg Candles use blown-out egg shells to create smooth, oval candles that sit perfectly in a ceramic egg carton and make a gorgeous addition to your Easter home decor.

You can customize the colors and scents to your own personal preferences. I went with a Spring-inspired, pastel color scheme and alternated using a lemongrass essential oil and a rose essential oil. After doing some research, I will opt for candle scents in the future as essential oils can have some issues with overheating.

Tips for Candle Making:

  • While I used glass, microwave-safe bowls, you can use disposable, microwave-safe cups for easy clean up
  • Cover your work surface with newspaper to protect it from burns or wax messes
  • Soy wax can be softer than other candle waxes, so read the reviews on your chosen wax flakes carefully to avoid disappointment
  • Candle scents are specifically formulated to not overheat when added to candles, while essential oils can have “flash points” and catch fire if air pockets occur in your candle – so I recommend investing in a couple candle scents to start off with
  • Use this chart for selecting the right type and length of wick for your project

 

This Easter Egg Candle craft is one of the 32 recipes, crafts and decor ideas included in our free Easter Planning Ebook available to our e-mail subscribers:

 

Materials Needed for Easter Egg Candles

  • Hollowed Out Eggshells
  • Soy Wax Flakes <– 1 cup per every 2 candles
  • Candle Dye or Food Dye
  • Essential oils or Candle Scents, optional
  • Candle wicks (at least 5 inches)
  • Microwave-safe bowls

How to Make Easter Egg Candles

Thoroughly clean your blown out eggshells and ensure that the top is wide enough to fit the base of your wick through. Dry completely before proceeding.

Place 1 cup of soy wax flakes in a microwave-safe bowl and melt according to package directions. (Ours used 1-minute intervals, stirring in between each heating until completely melted.)

Stir in a few drops of candle dye and candle fragrance, to personal preference.

Dip the metal end of your candle wick into the melted dye and press onto the bottom of the inside of a hollowed out egg. Allow wax to set.

Fill the eggshell with the slightly cooled, melted wax.

Repeat with additional colors.

Allow candles to cool completely and set for 3 hours or overnight before carefully removing the eggshells and trim the wicks to 1/2” above the tops of the candles.

 

Pin this Easter Egg Candle DIY for your Easter crafting sessions:

How to make Easter Egg Candles using soy wax flakes and hollowed out eggshells. A super simple candle making tutorial perfect for beginners - and you can customize the colors and scents to best suit your Easter decor

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Yield: 2 candles

Easter Egg Candles

Easter Egg Candles

A super simple method for making soy Easter Egg Candles to add some ambience to your Easter decor. Customize the colors and scents to your personal preferences.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • Hollowed Out Eggshells
  • 1 cup Soy Wax Flakes
  • Candle Dye or Food Dye
  • Essential oils or Candle Scents, optional
  • Candle wicks (at least 5 inches)

Tools

  • Microwave-safe bowls
  • Popsicle stick, for stirring

Instructions

  1. Thoroughly clean your blown out eggshells and ensure that the top is wide enough to fit the base of your wick through. Dry completely before proceeding.
  2. Place 1 cup of soy wax flakes in a microwave-safe bowl and melt according to package directions. (Ours used 1-minute intervals, stirring in between each heating until completely melted.)
  3. Stir in a few drops of candle dye and candle fragrance, to personal preference.
  4. Dip the metal end of your candle wick into the melted dye and press onto the bottom of the inside of a hollowed out egg. Allow wax to set.
  5. Fill the eggshell with the slightly cooled, melted wax.
  6. Repeat with additional colors.
  7. Allow candles to cool completely and set for 3 hours or overnight before carefully removing the eggshells and trim the wicks to 1/2” above the tops of the candles.

Notes

You will need 1 cup of soy wax flakes per every 2 candles, depending on the size of your egg shells

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I hope you love the ambience and whimsy that these super simple Easter Egg candles add to your Easter decor! If you have any additional tips to make the candle making process even easier, I’d love to hear them!

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