Beach Inspired DIY Candles

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A big thank you from Sandy Saltwater to Robeson Design Studios for posting this awesome video about creating DIY sea shell candles for your beach inspired room or event. Rebecca Robeson is credited with producing this video out of San Diego, CA. This is the first in their series of DIY video series, also be sure to check out their videos for more beach inspired themes.

So how do you add a great beach ambience to your beach inspired room theme? How about some handmade sea shell candles? In this video, you’ll learn how to create DIY Sea Shell candles in several different ways. This video reviews how to make a sea shell candle without using any heat, using a microwave and one way with a heat gun. So how do we complete the project that Rebecca called “Easy, Fast and Fabulous?” Let’s get started!

Here are the things you will need to find around the house-

  • Decorative Sand
  • E6000 Glue
  • Votive Candles (with and without glass)
  • Sea shells
  • Heat gun

 Here are the steps for how to create the no heat needed candle- Be sure to watch the video to examine the exact steps in the process.

  1. Choose a large sea shell with plenty of depth within the shell.
  2. Glue the large shell to a clam shell to use as a base for the decorative candle.
  3. Pour sand into the large sea shell.
  4. Choose a small votive candle or tea light and bury it into the sand.
  5. Place a whole bunch of smaller sea shells all around the candle in the sand.
  6. Light and enjoy!

And now for the Big Clam Microwave Candle

  1. Watch the video and follow the instructions closely. Use caution when heating and melting wax. You may want to have a starfish handy to use as a base for this candle.

Glass Votive Microwave Candle

  1. Microwave the glass votive candle for 1 minute and 15 seconds.
  2. Remove the candle carefully and select a sea shell.
  3. Choose a shell that has enough room to hold the wax within it.
  4. Very carefully, pick the wick out and hold between your index and thumb.
  5. Pour the wax into the sea shell
  6. Carefully place the wick back into the wax and allow to dry.

The Heat Gun Candle

  1. Place the wax into the sea shell
  2. Melt the wax carefully using the heat gun set on low for 5 minutes.
  3. Let the sea shell cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Choose a sturdy sand dollar that can lie flat on a flat surface. Glue the sand dollar to the sea shell as a base for the candle.
  5. You may need to prop the shells together by hand for 5 minutes or so in order to let the glue dry.

Glitter covered Sea Shell

  1. Gather 3M spray adhesive, crystal snow, some gloves and trash bags.
  2. Lay out trash bags to catch the overspray
  3. Spray the se shell that you choose with the adhesive spray.
  4. Sprinkle iridescent glitter making sure to cover all sides of the sea shell.
  5. Put in the wax and enjoy!

Hope you’ve enjoyed this video on Beach Inspired Design using sea shell candles. Always be sure to check out the great collection of handmade sea shell candles from Koppe’s Kandles available right here on Sandy Saltwater.

Have a great day!

Sandy Saltwater