No matter how old I get, there are many things I will never outgrow. Chocolate milk, coloring placemats at restaurants, watching the Little Mermaid and crafting (I am secretly still 5!). While I never turn down the opportunity to dye an Easter egg, I wanted to switch things up a bit this year.
Somehow through all our moves, the eggs that Mr. Runway Chef and I first dyed together have never broken….so of course I decide to break them instead! But only to update them in to candles. It’s a fun way to hold on to something from the past, while looking at it in a whole new
To make the easter egg candles you will need:
- Dyed eggs (I used some we had saved from the first batch of eggs we ever dyed together)
- Tea lights (use 2 per egg)
- Wick (or you can make your own)
- Tools: a double boiler, a spoon, a glass measuring cup (to help pour), foil (to cover your workspace for easy clean up), paintbrushes/pencils/wooden spoon & tape (to hold the wicks well the wax sets), and a container to set these up in
- Optional, food coloring (if you would like to color the wax) and essential oils (for scented candles)
Measure your wicks and cut to the appropriate length, making sure to leave enough room to allow you to tape it on to the brush. Secure the wick in place with the tape.
Let the eggs harden over night. Remove the tape and brushes, trim the wicks and enjoy!