Seashell Candles DIY & Shop

Seashells make awesome candles.

seashell candles
Here are some ideas and links to tutorials as well as shell candles to buy, made from hand collected shells. Be it for a summer party or a festive holiday display, you'll be inspired by these seashell candle ideas.

How to Make Seashell Candles

Take some deep and straight standing shells, fill them with melted wax, place wicks with holders into the bottoms and let them dry. You can pick up a block of wax and a bag of wicks at your local craft store. Also consider recycling some of your candles! I always have quite a bit of wax leftover from my pillar candles. The deeper the seashells the longer your seashell candles will burn.

Clam Shell Candles
Shop Seashell Candles made from hand collected shells with an essential oil of your choice.

Best Seashells for Candle Making
The deeper the shells the longer the burning time of the seashell candles. Via Burkatron.

Easy Shell Candle Making Idea Using Wig and Wax from Tea Lights
Super Easy DIY Sea Shell Candle Making Idea and Video Tutorial using the wig and wax of tea lights by Heather's Handmade Home. You probably already have those tea lights at home.


Seashell CandlesAnd another Seashell Candle Project posted on BHG.

How to Make Seashell Candles
Shell Candles at Martha Stewart.

Sea Shell Candles Table Decor Entertaining Tabletop IdeasAlso via Martha Stewart. To add glam to your seashell candles, spray shells first with metallic paint. Pour the melted wax into the shell, then place a wick and holder in the bottom of the shell.

Gold Coastal Festive Table Decor Oyster Shell Votive Candles
Elegant oyster shell votive candles made by Simple Nature Decor.

How to Make Seashell Candles
And for detailed instructions, plus a video to watch go to Martha Stewart.

DIY Shell Candles Colored Wax
Shell candles made with colored wax seen at Kollabora.

Seashell Votive Candle Idea
Another way to approach the seashell candle idea is simply using the shells as a tray as seen HERE.

Soy Shell Candles
And then there are these Shell Shaped Soy Candles sold on Etsy in delicious colors, such as those made by CoolKZGifts.   

Spread a warm beachy glow with homemade seashell candles.

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