Tealight Flight

*New Update* Thank you all for voicing your opinion on the safety of this project, yes clearly anytime that fire is involved, please be careful! Also, the tea-lights are in a metal container and I have never had a tea-light burn the metal. Also, this goes in my fireplace so even if it did, perfect place right :) If you are too worried then please don’t make this project
Taking junk and turning it into something beautiful, what’s not to like? The first thing that came to my mind was the huge bag of used plastic Easter Eggs taking up space in my pantry. It felt wrong to throw them away and I am glad I didn’t. After some brainstorming, I came up with…. The Tealight Flight. It was super simple and came out really modern and classic looking.
Here is how I did it:
I took 12 egg bottoms (which I only ended up using 11).
I spray painted the top side and waited for that to dry, then painted the bottom side. Make sure to use a spray paint that is specifically for plastic. It took me about 3-4 coats; waiting 20 minutes between coats.
I waited for them to dry overnight before I started the next step. Then, I found a piece of scrap wood in our garage. It was flawless looking and I didn’t even need to sand it or anything. Make sure your eggs are fully covered by the spray paint.
Start by gluing the center egg to the center of the board. I used E6000, which is super strong. Use a tiny dot in the bottom if the egg then use a dot on each side of the egg to connect the ones side by side.
Keep doing this until you have glued all of your eggs down.
Wait 24 hrs before you place your tealights in!

Find the perfect spot, I put mine in my fireplace…

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Comments

  1. wow!that was really nice!clever idea!:-)

  2. Brilliant idea! I voted for you!

  3. what an awesome idea

  4. I completely love this idea! Great job! I’m so excited to see which one of us makes it through! SO much talent!

  5. I love this! So simple and quick to do. thanks for sharing!!!

  6. Wow! What a clever idea! Love it!
    I would love it if you shared this at my linky party @ {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

  7. Super clever!!! and really nice pics!

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  8. So creative! I love this! Its fun finding new original crafters!

    -Linds
    Delighted Momma

  9. Such a lovely idea!

  10. I never would have guessed those were plastic eggs!

  11. never would have guessed that came from plastic eggs! so classy looking :)

  12. What an incredible idea!!!! So awesome, I LOVE IT!

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  13. Wow – I love that!! And I have TONS of leftover plastic eggs – can’t wait to turn them into pretty tealight holders! Thanks for sharing! I’m your newest follower :)

  14. I just wanted to let you know that I featured you at today’s {nifty thrifty sunday}! Come on over and grab a button if you’d like and link up more of your creativity! :)
    xoxo,
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  15. This is absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing at Make Something Mondays!

    ~ Sarah

  16. Genius!

  17. I’m always amazed what can be made from so called junk, well done. I love upcycling, recycling,reducing,reusing stuff to create new things, saves so much stuff from going to landfil.
    If you get some spare time I’d love you to drop by for a visit.
    Sherrie from Simpleliving

  18. What a great idea! Now what to do with all those tops :)

    Lucy

  19. I love it, I think it looks fantastic. However, I do love candles AND recycling stuff.

  20. not sure if i commented on this or not but i must this very moment. i love this project! i told my sister-in-law about it and she made one with her kids :) its genius and so modern, love it!

  21. How genius Taylor! A gret Easter deco without being “too literally Easter! This suits nicely to many different kinds of decor.

  22. Such a cool way to reuse those Easter eggs…which rapidly multiple in the house this time of year. thanks!

  23. Anonymous says:

    And the eggs don’t melt when the candles burn?

  24. Anonymous says:

    I echo the thoughts of the above Anonymous…do the eggs melt when the tea lights burn?

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