Teach Me Tuesday – Seashell Candle!


Hi All!  Having a wonderful time on Spring Break!

Since I am at Isle of Palms this week in South Carolina – I am going to stick with the beach theme for my Tuesday craft.  This is such a cool idea … and super duper easy.

A candle in a seashell.  This could be a shell you found at the beach or one you buy at the local beach shop (or craft store – if you need to “cheat”). It’s okay – no one will know that your shell isn’t from an exotic location.

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Seashell Medley

Bring the ambiance of glistening surf and sun-drenched sand indoors by using seashells as candle holders. From the magazine, Simply Handmade Fall 2002.

What You Need:

Nestle votive candles into this
lovely seashell arrangement.

  • Seashell
  • Candle mold sealer
  • Utility knife
  • 2 votive candles
  • Glass jar
  • Saucepan
  • 3-1/2-inch wick with clip (or longer if shell stands tall)
  • Pot holder


1. Fill the seashell with water to check for leaks. Fill any holes with candle mold sealer. Cut the votive candles into pieces. Remove and discard the wicks. Place the wax pieces in a glass jar.

2. Fill a saucepan with 2 inches of water. Place the glass jar into the water. Over medium heat, bring the water to boiling. Boil the water until the wax melts. Never leave melting wax on the stove unattended.

3. Place the 3-1/2-inch wick in the shell and secure it with candle mold sealer. Prop up the seashell if necessary. Using a pot holder, carefully pour the liquefied wax into the shell and allow it to solidify. It may be necessary to pour a bit more liquefied wax into the shell after the first amount hardens.

Three simple steps … how easy is that?  Give it a try!  This would look so great in any room in your house.  I love the texture and simplicity of a pretty shell.  I have sent my kids on a mission to find me the perfect shell for this craft.  I hope they succeed!

Hope your life is more heaven than havoc!


About Missi @ havoc to heaven

I am the President and CEO of the Smith House (according to me). I am married and we have four teenagers all within 3 1/2 years of each other - including a set of twins. Let's just say I log more miles on my car then a NY taxi driver. I am one crazy, busy lady. But - I know that the kids will be off to college soon enough so I relish the craziness and take lots of Xanax (oops I mean baths). I love to see things that are in havoc turn into heaven on earth. I am a self taught designer who has a passion for paint colors, fabrics, vintage accessories and everything on Etsy and Pinterest! I hope you enjoy my blog. I will be showing all kinds of scenarios that have been taken from "Havoc to Heaven" - from remodeling, refinishing and maybe just starting from scratch!

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