DIY Seashell Candles

June 13, 2016 — by Griffin Thall



DIY Seashell Candles

June 13, 2016 — by Griffin Thall

With this DIY you can bring the joy of summer and the beach into your home! We encourage you to take a trip to the beach and go shell hunting! If you do not live near the beach, shells from your local craft store will work just as well to bring the feel of the beach to any room in your home. We hope you enjoy this simple DIY and get a chance to make your very own seashell candles!


-tea light candles
-shells from the beach or craft store
-a pan and glass bowl for melting
-an oven mit + spoon

Step 1)

Gather your shells and tea lights. Pick shells that lay nice and flat.


Step 2)

Put water in a pan and a glass bowl inside the pan to double boil. Using the glass bowl will allow you to melt the wax safely.


Step 3)

Remove foil from tea light candles.


Step 4)

Break a tea light in half, removing the wick.


Step 5)

Place wax in glass bowl to melt. Medium boil, stir with a wooden spoon.


Step 6)

Place wicks at the bottom of each seashell.


Step 7)

Use your oven mitt to grab the glass bowl of melted wax, begin filling each seashell with the melted wax.


Step 8)

Let the wax set a few minutes and enjoy your new seashell candles!


One comment

  • Caliqueen13

    June 27, 2017 at 9:37 am

    This craft is so much fun! I tried it with my best friend, and we had a blast! Thank you, Pura Vida!


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