DIY Candles with Embedded Shells

Add ambiance with Shell CandlesSand Candles, Beach Gel Candles and candles made with embedded with shells featured below.

Shell Embedded Candle

Shell embedded candles are dreamy. You can shop shell embedded candles, even flameless ones, but they also make for a great project. You can embed your own little shells that you collected on the beach.

How to Make Embedded Shell Candles

Embedded shell candles capture the beach in a very unique way. To embed shells in a candle, you will need two Candle Molds. One for the core candle, and a second, larger mold to create the outer layer of wax with the embedded shells, where they will be easily visible and away from the wick and flame. 

Candle embedded with Shells
Another version of an embedded shell candle seen on eHow (tutorial no longer available).

shell candle
You can also place your shells on the bottom of the mold, then pour the melted wax over them, so they are just covered. Let dry, then add the wick and more wax. As described in detail at Brillante Interiors.

How to Make Shell Embedded Candles
A much easier way to embed shells would be to melt spots with a hot glue gun and press little shells into the wax. You could also create an outer candle layer with embedded shells only, then place a votive candle inside. That way, your "candle" is permanent! See a tutorial here. Or make a Jar Candle, filling the bottom of a glass jar with shells, then pour the wax into the jar. You can find a how to here, not showing shells though.