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Shell Candles: A how to guide

Photography by Sarah Elliot

Shell Candles: A how to guide
Swoony shell candles

 

 

Nature always yields the swooniest inspiration! Search no further than your local shoreline for the perfect centerpiece for your next beach inspired dinner soirée. Turn foraged seashells into beautiful candles with this super chic and rather easy to construct summer DIY.

 

 

 

Photography by Sarah Elliott

Shared on The Chalkboard Mag

Shell Candles: A how to guide
Shell Candles: A how to guide
Supplies

Medium to large shells

Tea light candles

A pan

Pliers

 

Shell Candles: A how to guide
Shell Candles: A how to guide
Directions

Wash the shells in warm soapy water and thoroughly dry them.

Take apart the tealight candle and remove the wick and metal plate.

Place the wax back in the metal tin without the wick and place in a pan to melt.

Once the wax is melted, use tongs or pliers to pick up the metal tin.

Place the wick and metal plate in the center of the shell and pour the hot wax into the candle.

Depending on the size of your shells you may need to use two tea light candles worth of wax.

Let the wax harden thoroughly.

Shell Candles: A how to guide
Shell Candles: A how to guide
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