|Making new candles from seashells|
One of these pins is how to make seashell candles using tea-lights as posted by DIY Louisville. Now, I have a bucket load of shells thanks to my partner's fab Car Boot find in the summer and our impromptu visits to the beach, so I figured this would be a perfect project to try.
|My £2 Car Boot Bargain|
Once the wax had melted, I very carefully, and with tongs, poured the wax into its new home and you'd be amazed at how much wax those tiny little tea-lights hold!
I selected a few of my favourite shells, the deeper the better especially if you plan to actually use the candles rather than have them as decoration - which is how they are in my house.
I've ended up making half a dozen shells so far (found it slightly addictive), and I've also seen some coloured Tea lights in Argos that I'm really tempted to buy as I like the idea of multi coloured shell candles, if I do try them I'll be sure to come back and update this post with pictures.
This is such a nice, quick and easy project and a great use for some of our shells.