Eco-Friendly DIY: Egg Shell Candles

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If you remember our Top 10 Reuse Ideas on Flickr story, you probably recognize this darling candle craft made from old egg shells. Perfect for baby and bridal shower gifts, this clever reuse project repurposes your food waste (along with un-burnable candles from around the house) into a useful and attractive accent that’s sure to draw some attention. Want to give it a try at home? Biologist, crafter and reuse-aholic Thoey (aka EcoMonster) will show you how it’s done.

 

Homepage Image: Thoey/EcoMonster

What You'll Need:

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You’ll only need a few basic materials (and the egg shells left over from this morning’s omelette) to complete this adorable candle craft.



Supplies Needed:

a. Candle thermometer

b. Clean, empty egg shells

c. Old pot for boiling water

d. Wick (or old birthday cake candles)

e. Used candles (once melted, you can also reuse the wicks)

f. Melting pour pot



You can probably find most of these materials around the house, but you may want to head to your local crafts store for the candle thermometer and melting pour pot – which will come in handy for candle crafts for years to come.

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