How to make a Sea Glass Candle

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It was so much fun collecting sea glass at the various beaches while in British Columbia.  I now have quite a collection of different colours and sizes.  I wanted to make something fairly quickly to have out as a reminder of our fantastic trip.  The first project I opted to make was a sea glass candle.

You can make this with an empty candle jar with a tight lid, a small glass votive jar, a candle and some sea glass.

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Place the votive glass holder inside the larger jar. I didn’t worry too much that the glass votive came just a bit above the rim of the jar as the lid still fit perfectly.

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The glass jar has to be wider than the votive glass jar and the space between the two is where you put the sea glass.  For this candle I used white and amber/brown sea glass.

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This is the kind of project that you can take apart and remake with different colours.

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Light the candle and the sea glass glows and sparkles.  I used a nightlight candle but you could use any candle that fits in your votive jar, even one of the led candles.

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This was a quick and easy craft to make.

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  1. So pretty! What a wonderful and easy thing to make. I’m not “crafty” by any means, but I figure I could manage something like this. How lovely this would look in a group of say, 3, on a little square or round tray, for a ‘centrepiece’ of sorts. Or lined up on an oblong tray. Great use for the LED ‘votives’ I don’t know what to do with!

  2. How pretty! I also put mine in a pretty glass or crystal vase and sit it in my window to catch the sunlight. It reminds me of happy summer days and my life in Nova Scotia.

  3. What a neat candle. I liked how you can change the stones around.

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  4. Fantastic idea Linda!
    I have tons of it at the cottage….all colours….I am going to do this next Summer!
    Thanks for the idea!
    More snow here….ugh!
    Linda :o)

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