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.
Clean and dry the shells
I spray painted the seashells in gold colour (my favourite!)
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.
Once the candle had cooled down it was ready to be used.

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  • Carol Leader
    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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