As Florida natives, beachcombing is in our souls! So we decided to create a little seaside style with a seashell candleholder. Can’t make it to the beach? We got our shells at the craft store and added pearls and iridescent glitter for an elegant finish!
How To Make A Seashell Candleholder
Tools & Materials
Glass candleholder, 8” x 4” (we’ve seen these at the dollar store!)
White pillar candle, 6” x 3¾”
4 starfish, 4” wide
Various seashells (we used approximately 60-75 shells)
13 white pearls, 8mm
14-18 white pearls, 6mm
Beacon’s Quick Grip
Beacon’s Tacky Glue
Small craft paintbrush
1. Glue a row of shells around the base of the candleholder with the Quick Grip. Glue an 8mm pearl in between each shell.
2. Decorate the bottom third of the candleholder with seashells, overlapping them as you go and gluing them in place with Quick Grip. (We held each shell in place for a minute until the glue set up.)
3. Glue a starfish to each side of the candleholder. Fill in around the starfish with shells.
4. Glue 6mm pearls in the spaces between the shells using Quick Grip.
Here’s a little video we made showing how we glue small embellishments like rhinestones to seashells. The pearls we used on this Seashell Candleholder are a little bigger, but we think the gluing tips are helpful for this project!
5. Working on one small area of the candle at a time, paint the spaces between the shells with watered-down Tacky Glue. Dust immediately with iridescent glitter.
Continue until all the spaces between the shells are glittered. When all the glue is dry, use a dry paintbrush to brush off any excess glitter from the tops of the shells and the candleholder.
Don’t you love how this turned out?! We do! Let us know if you mae your own Seashell Candleholder!
Jennifer & Kitty
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