I like sea shells and I like candles so this was a no brainer. I tried this once before and I was successful so I would like to share with you my way of doing candle in a simple sea shell. Perfect for your candle decoration.
For a seashell candles you will need:
A sea shell (the flat round one)
Tea candle of your choice
Big thick candle
Lighter or matches
So again – this is my way of doing it. It might suit you too because it’s only one candle to melt so your arm shouldn’t suffer.
Break the little candle. You probably won’t be able to do it by hand so use scissors. Preserve the candle rope you are going to need it. Make sure it doesn’t get separated with a little metal circle in the bottom. Shape the mental thingy that the candle was in, so it is a bit deeper and shaped like a basket. Be careful not to break it and cut yourself on it.
Cut the wax into the little pieces. It’s a fair warning that your scissors will be all waxy. You will need to clean them at the end – I simply wash it with soap. You won’t need all the wax just add as much as you think you will need and put it in metal basket. Then light the big candle and hold the basket with the tweezers. Gently hold it over the flame so the wax inside melts.
Now, warning: make sure you have the big candle on a piece of paper because it might drip. Remember that the bucket will get VERY hot so do not touch it with bare hands – only with tweezers. The bucket will get black on the outside from the flame. It may drip black teardrops on big candle so watch it won’t hit the flame. When the wax is melted pour it in to the shell. Don’t forget to place candle rope in it first.
Make sure you put the basket down on a piece of paper otherwise the place where you craft will be black and waxy. Because this is a craft with wax it might get you frustrated because wax has an ability to get on anything. I would not recommend doing this craft with a child because wax gets very hot.
You might want to try a simpler solution where you melt the wax over the steam. For such a little amount of wax I think it’s not worth it. So once the melted wax is in the shell let it dry. And there you go; you have a beautiful shell candles!
I hope you enjoyed making your own sea shell candles!
Do you have any questions left or you want to share your experiences with us? Write it in the comment section. I will also be happy to see and post photos of your creations so you can send me as much photos as you want on firstname.lastname@example.org.