What better way to celebrate our Pacific Northwest coastal identity than to include it in our weddings? We've created this tutorial for easy seashell candles to help you bring a natural, beachy vibe to your dinner tables, ceremony venue and more.
1. Start by popping the tea lights out of their metal or plastic containers. Place as many as you need or will fit in your skillet on medium-low heat. Check on the candles' progress every minute or so until melted. Turn off the heat.
Note: You could also do this with a bag of candle wax and purchased wicks, but unless you're planning to make a huge number of these, it's likely cheaper to purchase tea lights.
2. Use your tongs to grab the wicks out of the wax, and immediately place each in a shell.
3. Carefully pour the melted wax from your skillet into your pouring vessel. Then use your pouring vessel to distribute the wax between the prepared shells. Pour slowly and carefully, as some shells will hold less than they appear to. This can be a messy process, as seen in the photos below, so keep the shells on something that's easy to clean.
4. Next just wait for them to harden, and you're all set! If you're trying to do a lot of shells, you may have to repeat this process several times, as trying to work in bulk can get overwhelming.
If you try this at home, we want to see your results! Post your seashell candles on our Facebook page at Facebook.com/pacificcoastweddings.