Seashell Candle Tutorial

 
Well, prep for Mercedes & TJ's engagement party is underway over here, because the party is in...less than 3 weeks!! We can't wait to throw a little 55+ guest list party with our lovely family and friends to celebrate two completely in freakin love and rad people.

More details about the party to come, but we've decided on a beachy, California, boho theme, with lots of greens and flowers. Because when you can't go to the beach, you can always bring a little bit of the beach to you. So we made some sea shell candles to give away as bomboniere (favours) for our guests. Because who doesn't love candles, and also, they make a cute little display when all together. We think they would be great as a table runner too! The best part, they are super easy and cheap to make!

Materials

Sea Shells - we've been collecting them from the beach,  Michaels, Wal Mart & the dollar store
tea lights
tin baking tray
hot glue gun and glue sticks

 Remove tea light liners. Gently take out the wick.
 Place all the tea light wax into the tin baking tray.
 Place on stove over very low heat, I used the simmer setting.
 While the wax is melting, make a base for the shells. We did this because we wanted to make sure that the candles are sturdy and will not tip over. I'm using a silicon glue gun mat I got at Dollarama, but any silicon mat will work. Put a large, round blob of glue and quickly place the shell on top. Wait for it to cool completely before removing from mat.
 Hot glue in the wick, or use some melted wax. 
 Very carefully pour the hot wax into the candles and voila!

We can't wait to share more engagement party tutorials and ideas!!

#mercedesandtjinlove
xox Nat


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