postheadericon How to Make a Seashell Candle

Four Methods:PreparationMelting the WaxPouring the WaxUsing the Seashell CandleCommunity Q&A

A seashell candle is easy to make and is a great gift! It is a simple way to decorate, too. Here is how you can make one.

Method 1 Preparation

How to Make a Seashell Candle

1 Arrange the seashell of choice on a flat surface. If possible, place a silicone sheet under it to protect the surface and to prevent the shell from moving.

How to Make a Seashell Candle

2 Choose a tea light candle. It can be either scented or plain.

How to Make a Seashell Candle

3 Peel off the metal casing around the tea light candle. Remove the wick too. Method 2 Melting the Wax

How to Make a Seashell Candle

1 Place the candle (no metal) inside a microwave-proof mug. Place in the microwave and heat for 30 seconds.

How to Make a Seashell Candle

2 Remove from the microwave with an oven mitt. Stir briefly. Return to the microwave and stir for 1 more minute.

How to Make a Seashell Candle

3 Remove again with an oven mitt. Check to see if it has completely melted. If not, microwave in short bursts until it has melted. Method 3 Pouring the Wax

How to Make a Seashell Candle

1 Pour the melted wax into the seashell you’ve already put into place.

How to Make a Seashell Candle

2 Add the wick while the wax is still hot. Hold the wick in place with a clip, string on a stick or with your hand until it sets. You may have to hold the wick for about a minute before letting go.

How to Make a Seashell Candle

3 Let the candle set. Method 4 Using the Seashell Candle

How to Make a Seashell Candle

1 Always ensure that the candle is sitting flat before lighting. It should not wobble or there is a risk of hot wax pouring out. Either put on a plate or stand or place on a flat surface that cannot burn, such as a bowl of sand.

How to Make a Seashell Candle

2 Light the wick and burn as for any candle.

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