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Easter egg tea light holders

Let there be tea lights

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What does a house need if not ambience? Ambience and warmth and tea lights in egg shells. It’s true: this cute Easter decor looks great and requires very little effort so you can set your mind to more chocolate-oriented pursuits.

Chocolate. That's what at least a part of Easter is about. So if you don't want to be fussing around with Easter decorations when you could be indulging, just grab some eggs, nail polish, washi tape and a few candles and transform your home with these cute Easter egg tea light holders.

Let there be tea lights


  • Large eggs, fresh
  • Large safety pin
  • Tea light candles
  • Washi tape
  • Nail polish or acrylic paint
  • Scissors




Carefully wash all of the eggs as well as the safety pin.

Let there be tea lights


Make holes

Using the safety pin make a small hole in the bottom (blunt) part of the egg and a slightly larger hole in the top (sharp) part of the egg.

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Swirl the insides

Stick the pin through the holes into the egg yolk and swirl it around to mix the yolk with the egg white. Do this from both sides.

Let there be tea lights


Blow eggs out

Facing the top (sharp) part of the egg downwards, place your lips to the bottom (blunt) part and blow air into the smaller pinhole. There will be resistance at first but increasingly the insides of the egg should pour out.

Let there be tea lights


Wash eggs

Once you've blown out all of the eggs, wash the shells carefully using hot water and allow them to dry for at least one hour.

Let there be tea lights

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Stick tape

Stick the washi tape around the outside of each tea light. Use bright colours and mix them up to bring some Easter cheer.

Let there be tea lights


Cut the egg

Use the pin to make a hole in the side of the egg, insert the scissors and cut the shell into two parts. Peel away any remaining membrane and ensure the eggshells look nice.

Let there be tea lights


Paint the eggs

Using acrylic paint or nail polish, paint the inside of the eggshells. Allow them to dry.

Let there be tea lights


Place the candles inside

Place the candles inside the shells. Aim the wicks away from the edge of each shell so that it doesn't burn. Light the candles and enjoy the Easter ambience.

Let there be tea lights


Finished product

Let there be tea lights

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