Crescent Beach and Candle Making

Today was a great day.

This morning I went down to Crescent Beach and took pictures in the rain. It was quiet and peaceful and beautiful. Everything was grey, green, and wet. That’s the kind of beach I like. Not bustling with people and palm trees, just quiet and with drift wood and seagulls.

Anyways, here are some of the pictures I took. I would like to use them as references for future drawings or paintings, but for now here’s just the pictures.

And now for the candle making part. 🙂

I found this great idea from this link: http://www.coco29.com/diy-beach-wedding-ideas-on-a-budget/

Step 1: Remove the wicks from the tea lights and place them in the shells. You should just be able to pull them out from the bottom, although I did have to use a knife to help remove a thin layer of wax that was covering them.

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Shells with Wicks

Step 2: Melt the wax. You can also do this in a microwave, but ours is broken right now. 😛 I put the candles in a tin can to prevent having to scrape wax from the pot after.

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Melting the Wax

Step 3: Pour the melted wax into the shells and wait for it to harden.

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Finished Seashell Candles!!

I was actually surprised by how easy this little project was. The longest part was the 5 minutes it took for the wax to melt in the pot. I would love to try this again with bigger shells, but for now I have cute little mini beach candles!! 😀

One thought on “Crescent Beach and Candle Making

  1. Very cute, Ruth! And I love your “fruit of the Spirit” series – turned out very nice! As did your basket:) Can’t wait to see what Mary will do one day…possibly; but I know there’s much more for you yet, so keep exploring!

    Momxo

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