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Shell Candles: A How-To Guide

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Shell Candles: A How-To Guide
How to Make 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. Shell candles are so easy, you’ll wonder why you haven’t made them before. 

Shell Candles: A How-To Guide
Shell Candles: A How-To Guide
What you’ll need:

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
Light, Swoon, and Enjoy!
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