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Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, freelance photographer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas and photos have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine, Celebrate Magazine, All You Magazine, Elle Decor and MarthaStewart.com. She also regularly creates content for brands such as PBS Parents, HGTV, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Pillsbury, PayPal, Mars, Hellmann's, Cultura France and Danone to name a few. 

DIY Easter Egg Candles


DIY Easter Egg Candles - easy and fun to make craft idea using plastic eggs, perfect to decorate spring tables or to gift as a handmade party favor! by BirdsParty;com @birdsparty #diy #crafts #diycandles #eastercabndles #diyeastereggcandles #easter #eastercandles #eggcandles

When I was fourteen, my school organized a crafts sale, and we had to make all sorts of handmade decor items to sell, including scented candles. We made star-shaped candles, triangular candles, round candles...they smelled sooooo good and I was hooked for life! On candles.

Candle-making is one of my favorite crafts ever! You can see one of the blog's most popular post here, which happens to involve candles, what else?!

So today I'm more than a tad excited to share my latest DIY candles with you - Easter Egg candles! 😍
DIY Easter Egg Candles - easy and fun to make craft idea using plastic eggs, perfect to decorate spring tables or to gift as a handmade party favor! by BirdsParty;com @birdsparty #diy #crafts #diycandles #eastercabndles #diyeastereggcandles #easter #eastercandles #eggcandles

Easter egg candles look so perfect atop a brunch or dinner table at Easter, but they also make great handmade gifts, party favors or home decor for spring!

These Easter Egg candles were a little experiment I tried and I was so happy that they worked out as I planned!

You see, when a craft blogger has a "light bulb" moment for creating something cool and handmade, things may not always go according to plan...So it's a huge relief (and kinda of a celebration) when the reality matches your crazy ideas! 😉

DIY Easter Egg Candles - easy and fun to make craft idea using plastic eggs, perfect to decorate spring tables or to gift as a handmade party favor! by BirdsParty;com @birdsparty #diy #crafts #diycandles #eastercabndles #diyeastereggcandles #easter #eastercandles #eggcandles

I saw on Pinterest some DIY candles using dyed white egg shells, which sounded like an awesome idea to try, except I couldn't find any white egg shells to buy, so there went that plan...

But at my latest trip to the craft store, I came across these plastic Easter eggs that open and you can fill with treats for kids. I thought they might be the perfect egg-molds for my candles!

So I took them home and went to work re-purposing them as Easter egg candle molds. Full DIY and a little video how-to below!

DIY Easter Egg Candles - easy and fun to make craft idea using plastic eggs, perfect to decorate spring tables or to gift as a handmade party favor! by BirdsParty;com @birdsparty #diy #crafts #diycandles #eastercabndles #diyeastereggcandles #easter #eastercandles #eggcandles

DIY Easter Egg Candles

Materials needed:

* candle wax mix for opaque candles
* wicks
* candle dyes in your color of choice with a small pipette (the pipette usually comes with the dyes)
* candle scents (optional) - I don't like scented candles for the dinner table, so didn't use any)
* plastic eggs that open
* drill
* masking tape
* egg box to hold the eggs
* heat-proof jug
* wooden spoons or sticks

DIY Easter Egg Candles - easy and fun to make craft idea using plastic eggs, perfect to decorate spring tables or to gift as a handmade party favor! by BirdsParty;com @birdsparty #diy #crafts #diycandles #eastercabndles #diyeastereggcandles #easter #eastercandles #eggcandles

Directions:

1) Drill the top of your egg molds. I used a half inch or 1 cm drill bit. Be sure to protect your surface with a piece of old wood to stop the drill damaging it.

2) Tape any holes on the bottom of the plastic eggs shells with masking tape. 

CRAFT TIP: If a little wax does get through, no worries! Simply let the wax harden before filling the shell again.

3) Melt the wax mixture in a heat-proof bowl over a double-boiler (bain marie). 

CRAFT TIP: I've seen tutorials where people melt the wax in the microwave at 1 minute intervals, but to be on the safer side, use a double-boiler or bain marie to ensure you melt the wax in a safer manner and don't overheat it!

4) Add a few drops of dye to the melted wax using a pipette. You can also add any scents at this stage. 

CRAFT TIP: You can mix the primary color dyes (red, yellow and blue) to make an array of candle colors. Usually the dye kits come with a  little color chart so you know how many drops of each to add to achieve any desired color/hue.

DIY Easter Egg Candles - easy and fun to make craft idea using plastic eggs, perfect to decorate spring tables or to gift as a handmade party favor! by BirdsParty;com @birdsparty #diy #crafts #diycandles #eastercabndles #diyeastereggcandles #easter #eastercandles #eggcandles

5) Place the bottom part of the plastic egg shells onto an egg box. Dip the metal ends of the wicks into the melted wax and drop them inside the shell, pressing firmly for a few seconds to let the wax harden and secure the wick in place.

6) Fill the bottom of the egg shells with a little melted wax. Let it dry a little (I placed mine in the cold outside for about 2 minutes).

7) Straighten the wicks, then add the top part of the egg molds. Secure the seams with masking tape.

8) Fill up the egg molds with more melted was, carefully pouring it via the drilled hole on top of the eggs.

9) Let the wax harden overnight or at least six hours before removing the plastic egg molds. The molds came out easy enough by turning and twisting them to remove the candles. If needed, trim wicks to about 1 inch above the candle with scissors.

DIY Easter Egg Candles - easy and fun to make craft idea using plastic eggs, perfect to decorate spring tables or to gift as a handmade party favor! by BirdsParty;com @birdsparty #diy #crafts #diycandles #eastercabndles #diyeastereggcandles #easter #eastercandles #eggcandles

Check out the quick video below for the full DIY method!




Hope you liked this DIY and feel inspired to get crafty! If you do, don't forget to tag #BirdsPartyTweeps on social so we can see and share your creations! 😍


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2 comments:

  1. These are so colorful and cute, and thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, and have a Happy Easter.

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