Beautiful Gold Candles Made Using Spray Paint and Sea Shells


We live next to the sea so every time we go for a walk I come back with some sea shells... I just think they are so lovely. I have a bag full at home and as I love to upcycle and re-use materials and things I already have I decided to make a little craft project using these.
beautiful gold candles made using spray paint and sea shells, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
Clean and dry the shells
beautiful gold candles made using spray paint and sea shells, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
I spray painted the seashells in gold colour (my favourite!)
beautiful gold candles made using spray paint and sea shells, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
I took some old tealight candles and removed the wicks and the aluminium cover. I put the wicks in the bottom of the shell, there is a little glue dot on the bottom which stuck nicely, poured the melted wax and let it cool down.
beautiful gold candles made using spray paint and sea shells, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
Once the candle had cooled down it was ready to be used.
beautiful gold candles made using spray paint and sea shells, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
beautiful gold candles made using spray paint and sea shells, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
From Evija with Love

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  • Carol Leader
    on Dec 2, 2015

    Isn't paint flammable?

  • Emma
    on Sep 4, 2016

    what spray paint did you use?

  • Lyn
    on Jan 21, 2019

    How do you clean the pot you melt the wax in??

    • Lyn
      on Mar 10, 2019

      Oh ok!!! Just keep an old one for wax melting!!! LOL. DUH!! Thanks for the info. Can’t wait to try this!!!

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