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Make a Recycled Plastic Egg Tealight Holder

19 May 2011 5,399 views 6 Comments

by rhonda

Still have any plastic Easter eggs left laying around?  Looking fome something useful to do with them?  Taylor from Taylor Made came up with an idea that's so clever no one will likely guess its humble origins!  Lined with a row of tealight candles, this elegant display is far removed  from the bright colors of an Easter basket.  If you're uncomfortable burning candles inside the plastic eggs (my cats would have the whole thing knocked off the coffee table inside of five minutes),  yous can also use the battery-powered tealights sold at Dollar Tree .  [how to make a recycled plastic egg tealight holder]

Project estimate:

  • Plastic Easter eggs, on hand
  • Spray paint, on hand or $1 and up
  • Glue, on hand
  • Scrap wood, on hand
  • Tea lights, $1 and up

Total: $1 and up

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6 Comments »

  • Michelle L. said:

    So pretty – great idea!

  • Robin B said:

    I think I will try this. I may even have to run out and buy more eggs. My dollar store in town has them for 90 percent off….so I got some to hot glue yarn too (I forgot where I seen that one..it was only though) and now I’ll have an excuse to go get more….I think they would look great and be the perfect size to put around the tub, for “mommy time”. Thank you for the idea.

  • Sharon said:

    Burning candles in plastic? That looks down right dangerous!!!!!!!

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