Seashell Candles Clean shells and let dry. Melt small chunks of a paraffin block or old candle stubs in the top of a double boiler. Cover the work surface with plastic or newspaper. Slowly and carefully pour melted wax into shells. Quickly put a wick in the center of the wax. Let cool about 30 minutes. Never leave burning candles unattended
Beachside Comes Inside How to Make It: 1. Start with a large, shallow glass bowl. 2. Create a center mound of sand, leaving a ring of glass showing, and place a large shell in the center. 3. Pour a small amount of sand into clamshells and nestle votive candles inside. 4. Arrange the clamshells around the large shell, and accent with smaller shells.