Eggshell Votives

Eggshell Votives
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  1. Sewing pin or needle
  2. Eggs
  3. Vinegar (optional)
  4. Food coloring
  5. Egg carton
  6. Double boiler or two pots
  7. Beeswax, paraffin brick, or old candles
  8. Wax colorant, such as dye pellets
  9. Wire-core wicks
  10. Funnel
  1. STEP 1
  2. First, make a hole in the top of each egg with a pin or needle; enlarge the holes, and pour out the yolks. Remove the shells to one-third of the way down and clean the shells well (you can use vinegar).
  3. STEP 2
  4. Dye shells with food coloring (follow package directions). Nestle shells in a carton.
  5. STEP 3
  6. In a double boiler or two pots, melt and tint wax with dye pellets.
  7. STEP 4
  8. Cut wire-core wicks to 4 inches long, flatten one end, and fasten in shell with a bit of warm wax.
  9. STEP 5
  10. Use a funnel to fill the shells with wax. Let the wax harden, at least 1 to 2 hours. Trim the wicks to 1/4 inch (6mm), and place the candles in ceramic eggcups before lighting.