How to make seashell candles

Who doesn't love lighting up a candle every now and then? They're such an easy way to make a home feel cozy and beautiful, especially when they're as pretty as these metallic-edged seashell candles.
Whether you're using shells from your last vacation or shells you picked up from the dollar store, you're guaranteed to fall in love with these candles once you've made them. Your friends will love them too, so you might as well plan to make a few extra to give away.
- Seashells
- Gold acrylic paint
- Silver acrylic paint
- Paintbrush
- Hot glue gun
- Pearl beads
- Candle wax
- Heatproof glass pitcher
- Piece of cardboard
- Candle wicks
- Work glove
- Clothespins
- Scissors
1. Paint the inside edges of each shell with the metallic paint. Let dry.
2. Flip over the shells and hot glue three beads onto the bottom of each shell in the shape of a triangle.
3. Place the wax into the glass pitcher and melt it on an electric candle wax melter or by placing the pitcher into a pot of hot water.
4. Put the seashells face up onto the cardboard and place a small candle wick in each one.
5. When the wax is melted, put on the work glove to protect your hand from the hot glass. Pour the wax into the shells until roughly three-fourths full.
6. Clip a clothespin onto each wick and place it across the shell to hold the wicks in places while the wax cools.
7. Once the wax is hard, remove the clothespins and trim down the wicks.

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