I am quite smitten with myself right now. You see, I just made a pretty little batch of sea shell candles. Amazingly pretty and amazingly easy. Now I don't frequent "craft" stores very often. I am more artistic than crafty and find craft stores just a little to foo foo for my taste. Regardless, off I went with my material list in hand to Michaels.
Shells - found or store bought
Soy wax - microwavable
Wicks and Wick Holders
Microwave safe dish or Pyrex measuring cup
Use shells that are deep - I used scallop, clam and mussel shells. They are larger and deeper and will hold more wax.
Wash shells in hot water with soap, dry completely
Prep your wicks and wick holders, place in center of shell
Melt soy wax in microwave per package instructions. I used a Pyrex measuring cup - easier to pour the wax into the shells with
Slowly and carefully pour the melted wax into the shell
Let dry at least 30 minutes - better yet overnight
Trim wick prior to lighting
These are a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table and a reminder of summers past and summers to come.