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Turn Your Seashells Into Beautiful Little Candles

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On my parents last trip down to the ocean I asked them to bring me back a bunch of seashells for a craft I wanted to do. And as usual, they didn't disappoint. They brought back a huge assortment of shells.
I had quite a few leftover and wanted to incorporate them into our beachy decor in our house, but wasn't sure how until I stumbled upon a huge bag of leftover tealight candles.
Perfect! Seashell candles for my coffee table!
Let me start out by saying there are many ways that you can do this project, but I was working with what I had available and what was convenient for me and maybe many of you too!
  • turn your seashells into beautiful little candles
You need some seashells such as clams or scallops, tea light candles, newspaper and your wax warmer. Yep, the wax warmer that delivers beautiful smells into your home.
  • turn your seashells into beautiful little candles
Set a tea light in your wax warmer where you would put your wax cube. Keep the tea light in the little metal container to make it easy to transfer the wax.
While you could also use purchased candle wax and melt it in a double boiler, I had all these tea lights to use up and this was perfect since I didn't have to stand over the stove.
  • turn your seashells into beautiful little candles
Let the candle in the wax warmer until all the wax melts completely. You will know it is melted when it turns clear. While you are waiting for your wax to melt, lay out some newspaper and set your shells on top of that. If you accidentally spill your wax or it drips it will be much easier to clean it up this way.
  • turn your seashells into beautiful little candles
Take the wick out of the candle and set it in the middle of your seashell. Take your melted wax and pour it from the tea light into the seashell.
  • turn your seashells into beautiful little candles
Wait patiently for the wax to re-harden in your seashell.
  • turn your seashells into beautiful little candles
I arranged my seashell candles on a plate along with some other small shells for decoration.
  • turn your seashells into beautiful little candles
You could do the same thing, but with larger shells and using multiple tea lights.
These would also be cute wedding or beach party decor or even given as gifts.
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Materials I used for this project:

  • Seashells
  • Tealight candles

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