I was inspired to make these candles from a recent beachcombing trip. I’ve often collected a shell or rock as a souvenir. Imagine using those shells to decorate the tables at a wedding or special event. It takes a tiny bit of nostalgia and makes it a meaningful message to the bride and groom:
“May you always have a shell in your pocket and sand between your toes.”
- Fill the glass candle holder ¼ full of sand.
- Add a 2" circle label to a flat oyster shell that is larger than a 2" diameter at the smallest width. Set the oyster shell in the back of the candlescape.
- Nestle the tea light or electric candle in the sand. Use the paint brush to dust the sand off the candle as needed. Of course some sand added to it looks right at home.
- Place a few smaller shells into the sand and top with a drink umbrella.
- Design the tables with beachy colors, natural elements like linen, wood, and air plants surrounding the candles. The beach is a messy place and the candles and tablescape shouldn't be too orderly or it will look unnatural. Have fun and enjoy bringing the beach home for dinner!
Used In This Project:
- Circle Labels • I chose the “Swash in Love” style in sea glass.