Easter is a fun time to add new colors and life to your home decor. These DIY Easter Egg Candlesticks are the perfect thing to add a little “Easter” to your home. They are fairly simple and come together quickly.
I purchased my foam eggs, dowel and wood rounds at Hobby Lobby. Here’s what you’ll need.
4 wood rounds @ $1.33 each
A bag of foam Easter Eggs @ $11.99 but you can use your 50% off coupon for these then they are only about $6.
A 5/8″ dowel, spray paint, hot glue, a ruler and a drill with a 5/8″ bit.
Start out by measuring a half an inch on your drill bit and marking it with masking tape. That way you won’t accidentally drill all the way through.
Measure to the center of the round.
**2 rounds get the holes drilled on top and 2 rounds get the holes drilled on the bottom.**
Stop drilling when you reach the tape on the bit.
Now mark the center of the bottom and top of the eggs and try as hard as you can to drill straight through.
After doing this the hard way I figured out that I should just start at the bottom until I’m halfway through and then start at the top and meet halfway through.
It’s really hard to get a straight hole through these eggs if you don’t do it this way.
Now slide your eggs onto your dowel. I did 3 and 4, but I would suggest 3 and three for a more stable candlestick.
Now cut the dowel with a handsaw about 1/2 inch away from the eggs on both sides like so:
Now sand and paint your rounds. I used Bright Idea from Krylon. It’s the perfect yellow for Easter! I used the Gum Drop for other projects that match this one.
After the paint dries, connect the rounds to the dowels with by squeezing hot glue into the holes and letting dry.
Here I used some cute blocks I had made at a Cricut Party!
This project is linked up to the following linky parties: