Painted Shells Make Perfect Tea Light Trays

Paint the inside of shells to make them into tea light trays.

paint shells
The large flat quahog shells that I found in New England are perfect to use as tea light trays.

gold painted shells as tea light candle holders
All I needed to do was applying primer, then giving the shells several coats of glossy gold paint which adds that extra glow when the candles are lit. In case you wondered about the sparkly starfish in the picture, you can find out more about them here.