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How to Make Seashell Candles (10-Minute DIY Project)

This DIY project is perfect for all those seashells which a lying around the house. In just a few simple steps, you can easily convert them into candles that look really high end, but are super easy to make.

You can add these candles to a beach themed table setting or even just own their own they will give beach vibes to your home. For beach lovers like me, this is a fun project.

If someone loves to make candles, but doesn't know how, this is a perfect beginner tutorial.


Things You Will Need

For this project, here are a couple of supplies you will need:

  • Sea Shells (Make sure they aren't broken)
  • Tea Light Candles
  • Diffuser (any other means to heat the wax of the candles will also do)

Instructions for Making Seashell Candles

Step 1.

Take a tea light candle and separate the wick from the wax. Store the wick.

Step 2.

With the help of a diffuser or a double boiling method, melt the wax from the candles.

Step 3.

Take the seashells, and put a wick in the center of each seashell. For more stability, you can add a little bit of the melted wax on the wick before placing it on the seashell.

Step 4.

Pour the melted wax in the seashells. Wait for the candles to dry. And voila! You just gave a different look to the tea light candles.

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For detailed instructions, you can also watch the video below.

Hope you liked the idea. These will look great as gifts for your friends and family.

You can even try this with different items around the house. Everyone will be stunned when they see the end product. Give it a try and let me know in the comments section, how it goes.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 PGupta0919


PGupta0919 (author) on December 28, 2020:

Thanks Chitrangada. Do try it and let me know how it turns out.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on December 27, 2020:

This is a good and well presented article about candle making in the sea shells. I liked it and would try it.

Thanks for sharing.

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