coastal decor and crafts

8/11/11

DIY Oyster Shell Candle Holder

Did you know that oyster shells make very pretty candle holders?

oyster shell candle holder tutorial
So gorgeous! Step by step instructions are posted on Waterside Cottages! In brief: work the oyster shell candle holder from top down, holding five shells with interior surface upwards. Arrange oysters shells into a cup, making sure a tea light will fit inside, then glue the shells in place, using a hot glue gun. To attach more layers, turn cup upside down. Add shells as feet, if necessary, so the candle holder lays flat. Now, if you can't find oysters on the beach, you can either go and slurp a few dozen oysters at a restaurant and take them home, or do what Sandi did to create her Oyster Shell Mirror. Pick up a bag full at a local oyster factory!


DIY oyster shell candle holder
This sweet shell candle holder will put you in a very relaxing mood! The hammock, of course, helps too. Picture source unknown.

15 comments:

Nikki said...

I LOVE this! I'm pinning, adorable!

Sherri said...

I love this candle holder! When I go to the Beach I'm gathering enough shells to make one or maybe two-just awesome!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I've always wanted one of these!

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Oooh, I love it! It sort of looks like a lotus blossom - so pretty :-)

I'm not an oyster eater and we don't live anywhere near an oyster factory, but we're going to Maine in September - I'll be on the lookout for an oyster shell source :-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I have a lot of candles...now I just need to learn to make some unique holders! I love these! ♥

A New England Life said...

So pretty! I'd love to try making it.

Love of the Sea said...

This is so pretty. I would love to learn how to make one of these!!

Della said...

This is a neat candle holder!
There are piles of discarded oyster shells outside of the oyster processors in Washington. How I'd like to get my hands on some of them now!

Lorena said...

Bellisimo!!!!!Elegante y a la vez rustico....La escogencia de los elementos decorativos y los colores hacen de este lugar,un spa de relax y confort.

Precioso!!!!!!

michelle said...

This is so cute! I have clam shells that I might be able to get the same look, I will have to try that this weekend!
thanks!
xo

Everything Coastal said...

Good Morning from sunny San Francisco! Thanks for featuring our little oyster candle holder - have a great weekend!

Caron

Seaside Style said...

I just made 2 for a party I am having. It is fun and easy, thanks for sharing.

Jane said...

Love it!

Melissah said...

That's a great idea I should try that. We have plenty of oyster shells lying around because my husband just loves them!
x
Melissah

Lili said...

I never find oyster shells here, but I really like the look of that candle holder! ~Lili