Homemade Seashell Candles

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Turn your seashells into a gift that will light up the room! Seashell candles make great party favors, centerpieces and add a whimsical touch to any room! Collect some shells (deeper shells like scallops and clams burn longer,) wicks, and your favorite scented wax. All items can be purchased at a craft store for a low cost- even shells, for those who don’t live near a beach

Preparing seashell candles is quick and easy! First, wash the shells to remove any sand or debris. Once the shells have completely dried, melt the wax in a separate bowl. Directions for melting vary with different types of wax, but most can be heated quickly in a microwave so be sure to read the directions carefully. While the wax is melting, place a wick in the deepest part of the shell to ensure maximum burning time. Once you have placed the wick, it is time to pour the melted wax into the shell! Let the shell sit for about 30 minutes, or until the wax has cooled. Once the wax has hardened, you can trim the wick to your desired length.

Now you have a part of the beach to call your own! Sit back, relax, and take in the scents of the coast!



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