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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  • Jane Chappell
    on Dec 2, 2015

    Everyone has their own favorite color or look, as beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I like the idea, think it is adorable. I probably would not make a "copy" of this as I don't decorate with sea shells. But gives me wonderful ideas for other items that this could be given a different look. Thanks for sharing your idea! I would like to know, (maybe I missed reading this part), how did you adhere the wicks in the shells?

    • From Evija with Love
      on Dec 2, 2015

      @Jane Chappell yes, the old wick that I removed from the candle was reused and it still had the sticky bit attached to it, so it adhered nicely to the shell.

  • Carol Leader
    on Dec 2, 2015

    Isn't paint flammable?

  • Emma
    on Sep 4, 2016

    what spray paint did you use?

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