Sea Shell Candle Holder Craft

Easy candle holder made with seashells

Diane from the FreeKidsCrafts team took a trip to the Dollar Store and came back with this inspiration for a Sea Shell Candle. This is a great idea for a lasting momento of your summer adventure for your home or as a teacher gift. This is so simple, yet looks really great.


One of the oldest known shell collections was found at Pompeii. The collection was preserved in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and consisted of “shells that came from distant seas, certainly as far as the Red Sea, that seem to have been kept for the simple reason that they looked pretty,” Source: Mental Floss – 8 Fascinating Facts About Seashells

  • Large clear tumbler
  • Bag of shells or collect them from the beach
  • Short fat candle
  • Small plate
  1. Fill the tumbler with shells and place plate top side down over the tumbler. Hold tumbler with one hand and plate with the other and turn upside down. You have your candle holder.
  2. Place candle on the top and you are set to go.
  3. All of these supplies were found at the Dollar Store which makes it even more fun.

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