How to Make Homemade Candles in Seashells

Heidi Samia | Eleanor Rose Home

Add a touch of coastal decor to your home with these DIY seashell candles.

Learn how to make homemade candles in scallop shells with this easy step by step guide.

Supplies You'll Need to Make Homemade Shell Candles:

- Soy Wax - Seashells - Candle Wicks - Candle Fragrance - Microwavable Glass Dish - Hot Glue Gun

Step #1: Melting the Wax

Place about the candle wax flakes in a microwavable dish. I used a Pyrex measuring cup so that I could pour the wax into the shells once it melted.

Step #1: Melting the Wax

Microwave the flakes until the soy wax is completely melted and in liquid form.

Step #2: Add the Candle Fragrance

With a fork, mix in your choice of candle fragrance to the melted wax. I had peach fragrance on hand so that’s the scent I used.

Step #3: Place the Candle Wicks in the Shells

With a hot glue gun, place a dollop of hot glue on the metal bottom of the candle wick. Attach that to the deepest part of the inside of the seashell.

Step #3: Place the Candle Wicks in the Shells

Once the all the wicks have been added, you can begin pouring the candle wax into the shells.

Step #4: Pouring the Wax Into the Shells

Very carefully pour the cooled candle wax into each seashell. Fill them up to the brim, leaving just a little space at the top to prevent overflowing.

Step #5: Allow the Candles to Set

Allow the candles to cool and set completely. Depending on the size of your candles, this process may take a few hours.

Step #6: Trim the Wicks

After the wax has solidified, trim the wick to about a quarter-inch above the wax’s surface. 

Displaying Homemade Seashell Candles

You can get creative with your displays by placing them on a decorative tray, a seashell-themed dish, or even in a sandy glass bowl for an extra beachy touch.

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