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DIY oyster shell candles on your seaside wedding ceremony


Did you see our ocean bride wedding ceremony inspiration yesterday? Humblebrag, we're fairly happy with the entire dreamy seaside scene.

Not solely did it characteristic so many fabulous designers & distributors however we acquired to place collectively the cutest & possibly best wedding ceremony DIY on your seaside wedding ceremony decor: oyster shell candles!

These little cuties are excellent for an ocean-themed wedding ceremony. Perhaps you're marrying at a windmill on Île-de-Ré, France, or like our fashions final month, lounging on the cliffs of the misty Puget Sound. Both method, these oyster shells could be so cute surrounding your cake & filling your dinner tables.

So let’s get to it!

What You’ll Want

Oyster shells – In the event you already dwell on the seaside, this can be free & in abundance! If not, imagine it or not, you possibly can order oyster shells on Amazon & Etsy. Search for shells which can be the cup facet (not the flat facet). The deeper the “bowl” the extra wax you possibly can pour on your candle.

Tea gentle candles – I ordered some perfume & paraffin-free, soy-based ones on Amazon, you might undoubtedly get artistic with scents & colours although!

Double boiler – Set this up nevertheless you want, mainly you’ll want a pot of boiling water on the range and a heat-safe bowl, glass jar or something you don’t thoughts cleansing wax out of after you’ve completed.

How To Make The Candles

1. Take away wicks from tea gentle candles. This ought to be fairly straightforward! Simply push the tea lights out of their tin, flip them over and gently pull the wick out from the underside. Reserve all of the now wickless tea gentle candles.

2. Set wicks in your oyster shells. Structure an area with parchment or newspaper and line up your oyster shells. Set the wicks up the way you'd like them in every.

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3. Soften your wickless tea gentle candles over a double broiler. This may take about 5 – 10 minutes. Cautious, it's sizzling!

4. Pour melted wax into oysters. Gently pour your melted wax into every oyster shell. Don't fear which you can see the wicks & wick base, the wax will flip opaque because it dries.

5. Let dry!

And that's that! The larger & deeper the oyster, the longer they’ll burn as soon as lit.

Further DIY

We had a number of leftover oyster shells that have been the ‘flat facet’. So, we held a lighter to the underside of tall tapered candles, allow them to soften a bit, dripped the wax onto the flat shell and caught the tapered candles to the shell. This gave our scene ranges & it was really easy! (Or so my useful, husband helper mentioned!)

Would you fairly purchase than DIY? Excellent news, you possibly can! Many beach-loving artisans on Etsy make & promote oyster and different seashell candles & decor so that you can purchase.

Discover extra wedding ceremony decor inspiration on our Instagram & Pinterest pages!

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