With Easter just around the corner, we have been saving all of our egg shells. When we have an omelet, I crack the egg from the top by knocking on it with a spoon… then I carefully make a hole in the egg shell, a hole just big enough to allow the egg and yolk to escape for our breakfast. I rinse the egg shell thoroughly and let it dry and then store it in an old egg carton. Why? You may ask. For Easter candles, of course!
I melted the beeswax using a baine-marie I made on the stove by boiling a pot of water and placing a recycled wide-mouthed-jar in the boiling water. The beeswax blocks went into the jar to melt. This method melts the beeswax slowly and safely.
Then, I cut a length of candlewick for each candle. I love to use the wick that has stabilizing wire in it as it’s so easy to work with. When the wax in the shells has started to firm slightly (a minute or two after pouring), I insert the little wick into the hot wax. the slight firmness of the top layer of wax holds the wick in place.
We make many Easter candles at a time and use them on our dinner table for the whole month leading up to Easter… the children get so excited to see that Easter is coming that eating their dinner is a breeze. They are such sweet Easter gifts to give too.
Beautiful organic beeswax is available in my shop, Fairyfolk.
And, I have also listed for sale some Easter candles there too.
Happy Easter crafting :-)
Blessings and magic,