If you enjoy coastal or candles – or both – you’ll love this super easy, super quick DIY Coastal Candle Holder.
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This easy project is part of our coastal collection and another project that you can complete in less than a single hour! That’s perfect for when you want to get your hands into a creative project, but don’t have much free time.
Coastal Candle Holder Supplies
You’ll only need 5 items (plus a glue gun) for this project:
- a glass candle jar (I found mine at The Dollar Tree)
- play (or beach) sand
- shells (if you don’t have some of your own, Amazon has this gorgeous collection)
- jute string
- a pillar candle (I found a yummy-smelling coconut-citrus candle for 50% off at Hobby Lobby.)
Start by adding the jute string to the bottom of the candle holder with hot glue. The jute I used was wired, but you can use unwired just as well. I wrapped it around in 3-4″ sections, allowing the glue to cool between each one. About 10 trips around is all you need.
Next, glue the shells onto the jute, spacing them evenly. I used 8 shells on mine, but you can certainly use more or less.
Try adding a few shells just to one front and center section, or if you want to really shell it up, add them all over, allowing only a bit of the jute to show. Make it uniquely yours and do what makes you happy! 🙂
Finally, pour some sand in the bottom and drop your candle in. The sand is certainly optional, but I love adding a little more beach appeal.
I told you it was quick, and if you have a bit more creative time, here’s a few more coastal-themed DIY’s you may enjoy:
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