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Turn sea shells into nautical inspired candles!

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1119 projects »
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  • How to make a shell candle. Seashell Candles - Step 1
    Step 1

    Collect some shells from your local beach. I used oyster shells to make my candles a little larger.

  • How to make a shell candle. Seashell Candles - Step 2
    Step 2

    This is a great project for using up half-burned tea light candles. Alternatively you can use fresh wax.

  • How to make a shell candle. Seashell Candles - Step 3
    Step 3

    Remove the wicks from a couple of tea light candles and place to one side.

  • How to make a shell candle. Seashell Candles - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut the remaining candles and wax into small chunks.

  • How to make a shell candle. Seashell Candles - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fill a shell with wax.

  • How to make a shell candle. Seashell Candles - Step 6
    Step 6

    Gently heat the wax with a heat gun until it begins to liquify.

  • How to make a shell candle. Seashell Candles - Step 7
    Step 7

    The wax will completely melt within a minute or so.

  • How to make a shell candle. Seashell Candles - Step 8
    Step 8

    Place the wick in the middle of the candle.

  • How to make a shell candle. Seashell Candles - Step 9
    Step 9

    Leave to cool so that the wax resets.

  • How to make a shell candle. Seashell Candles - Step 10
    Step 10

    They're ready to use and you can keep refilling them with old wax as they burn down.

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