Materials for parts 1 and 2:
Wick tab (optional)
Sticky Tack or similar type putty
Egg Shell Candle #1
Save eggshell halves when using eggs. Wash the shells and let dry. Place the eggshell halves in the egg carton while you prepare your wicks. Cut wicks the approximate length you would need for each eggshell, but be generous. Over-estimate the amount you will need. Wicks will be trimmed when finished. If you don't have the metal wick tabs, that's okay! I will show you two different methods of how to place your wick.
If you do not wish to use the wick tabs, simply fill the eggshell 3/4 of your final wax height and let cool until the top starts to harden.
Once the top is hardened a bit, take your waxed wick and poke it into the center. The wax underneath will still be liquid. The wick should be able to stand up in the wax.
Fill the eggshells the rest of the way using sticks as a support if the wicks start to droop.
Set aside and let cool completely. After several hours, when the wax is fully solidified, you may trim your wick down to about 1/4". Tune in next time when I show you how to make another type of eggshell candle in Part 2!
This post is written by Andrea Davis and originally appeared on www.weareboundtogether.com