Easter is a wonderfully uplifting time of year, regardless of your religious beliefs. All of a sudden the world seems brighter. All it takes is a few crocuses and daffodils to peep out from the still cold earth, a few warm rays to sun our faces and we know that summer is just around the corner.What always strikes me about Easter is that- unlike Christmas- there doesn’t seem to be a need to spend silly amounts of money. I associate Easter with simple pleasures: nature and the notion of new life. This is perhaps why eggs have come to be an enduring symbol of Easter.When I come to decorate the house at this time of year, I always put an emphasis on simple shapes and colours- never anything fussy or too involved. This also has the wonderful benefit of being quick and cost effective!Here is my favourite table-top idea, egg candles. Enjoy!

What You Need:

  • Box of eggs
  • Food colouring
  • Old candle
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Method:

1. Simply boil an egg for ten minutes so that it is hard.

2. Once boiled, peel off the top half of the shell, leaving the other half the shell intact.

3. If you wish, dip this into a bowl of water with some food colouring to colour the shell.

4. When it is dry, sit it upright in an egg box.

5. Melt down an old candle and pull out the wick.

6. Tie one end of the wick to a pencil and rest the pencil across the top of the shell, so the wick hangs down into the bottom of the shell.

7. Pour the melted wax into the shell and leave to set.

8. Remove the pencil and trim the wick.