Metallic Shell Candleholder Centerpiece
A collection of candle-filled shells brings natural charm to the table. Lustrous metallic paint gives them a glamorous holiday look.
We used clam and scallop shells, and added conch shells and sea stars to the display.
- Assorted seashells
- Metallic spray paint
- Aluminum foil
- Paraffin wax or candle remains
- Candlewicks with metal tabs
In a well-ventilated area, cover work surface with newspaper. Apply 2 coats of spray paint to shells. Let dry.
Form foil into crumpled "cups" for support, and nestle a shell into each one. Melt candle wax over low heat in a pot. Dip a wick tab into the wax, then stick the wick in the center of a shell. Repeat with other wicks and shells.
Carefully pour remaining melted wax into shells.