Saturday, July 6, 2013

DIY seashell candle.

Every time I go to the beach I will spend about 20 minutes just looking for pretty seashells. So I always seem to have a bag of seashells stored somewhere. I wanted to make use of some of the big ones and I thought about placing a tealight inside them and then I thought they'd be even prettier as candles themselves! Here's what I did:

1. I gathered together a few shells, tealights (or you can use bits of leftover wax), candle wicks, glue gun, saucepan and you're probably gonna need an old towel or newspapers too.

2. First, I glued the wick to the inside of the shell (the centre/ deepest part - as this is how the seashell should sit)

3. Next, I broke up the wax from the tealights and melted them in a saucepan on a low heat for about 5 minutes.

4. Once all the wax was melted I carefully poured it into the seashell, keeping the wick straight and making sure the shell wasn't tilted. Just keep an old towel or newspaper underneath the shell for any spills.

5. Then I just waited for the wax to completely set and there you have your little seashell candles!


You can then arrange them amongst other seashells or even just have them on their own. Mine are in the living room but they would be really cute in a bathroom too.

2 comments :

  1. Ah, I love it. We live at the beach and with three kids we have what seems like millions of seashells.I just can't tell them no! What a great idea to add to their nautical bathroom. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Oh I'm a bit jealous, you live at the beach! It only took a few minutes to make Dee Dee, you should definitely try it :)

      Cathy x

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