Summer's nearly here, yay!
One thing I love about living in Sydney is the weather. The Winter's are mild but the Summer's are hot. We live close to the shore with the harbour on one side and the beach on the other. How lucky are we? It's not such a big thing to take Sunny, our puppy, down to Balmoral beach for a walk and quick dip. It's a place of activity for everyone as families picnic, kids paddleboard and ladies do lunch. The local cafe gives lollipops to enterprising kids for collecting seashells along the shore. Then there's yummy fish and chips that come with a side-order of annoying, chip-stealing seagull. It's a fabulous place that I love
One of my favourite things to do is collect seashells at the beach. My collection is growing and thought I could put them to good use. I decided to turn them into easy to make candles. And when I mean easy, I mean E-A-S-Y. Simply melt your standard tealight candle and use the included wick and base. That way you can admire them everyday
How to Make Seashell Candles
You will need
Open, flat bottom seashells
Step 1: Sort out your shells and decide which ones have the flattest bottom so the wax won't ooze over the edge
Step 2: Seperate the wick from the tealight candle. Mine easily came out
Step 3: With a hot glue gun, glue any holes to stop wax from leaking. Glue wick onto shell base
Step 4. Melt wax in a saucepan over a low heat. Spoon into shells and leave to cool
Don't forget to keep an eye on them when lit!!