DIY Garden Decor – Seashell Beeswax Tea Lights

Seaside lovers will get pleasure from these pleasant beeswax seashell candles, which look proper at house in a glass terrarium crammed with sand. I reside close to the ocean and like to gather shells every time I go to the seaside so I’ve lots simply ready to be crafted into one thing particular. Seashell beeswax tea lights are an exquisite option to create mementos of particular journeys to the seaside or holidays by the ocean.

Beeswax Seashell Tea Lights

If you happen to don’t have a set of discovered seashells and don’t reside close to the ocean, you should buy them at your native craft retailer inexpensively.Beeswax Seashell Tea Lights


  • Clam or oyster shells, deep sufficient to carry some wax, comparable measurement to a tea mild
  • A double boiler
  • Beeswax
  • Waxed and wired tea mild wicks with tabs
  • Ornamental sand and small seashells
  • Glass bowl
  • Tray

Beeswax Seashell Tea Lights

Make it!

1. Soften the beeswax in a double boiler. Hold an in depth watch on it in order that it may be poured as quickly because it’s fully liquid. Beeswax Seashell Tea Lights

2. Put together the seashells by washing them totally and setting them as you need to fill them in a tray crammed with sand. The sand will assist to maintain the shells in place whereas the wax is poured and units.Beeswax Seashell Tea Lights

3. Fastidiously pour wax into the shells, ensuring that they keep degree and wax doesn’t pour over the sides.

4. Place a wick within the middle of every one. The wicks are brief and will simply keep in place.

Beeswax Seashell Tea Lights

5. Let the seashell tea lights cool and treatment for 24 hours undisturbed.

Beeswax Seashell Tea LightsWhen they’re prepared, make candle terrariums by filling the glass bowl with ornamental sand and shells and setting the tea lights inside.Beeswax Seashell Tea Lights

You could possibly additionally experiment with coloured sand. I personally just like the pure look of my white-sand terrariums, however I can see how somewhat pop of colour might add some enjoyable to this show as properly. Pastel blues, purples, greens, and pinks would possibly make these terrariums really feel extra mermaidy.Beeswax Seashell Tea Lights

Strive scattering some single seashell tea lights across the terrariums, together with various kinds of shells (the large spherical one pictured right here is an urchin shell), sea glass, and different beachy bits and items. One or two air vegetation rising in seashells would additionally look nice on this show.
 Beeswax Seashell Tea Lights

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