If you love the natural beauty of oysters, along with their versatility for craft making, Then you will love how to make a mini Oyster shell candle holder.
DIY Mini Oyster Shell Candle Holder:
I have made my share of oyster shell crafts.The one that I am most proud is the oyster shell candle holder. It was pretty intricate candle holder with over 50 oyster shells. Ittook hours to make and its not easy. I thought it be fun to make a smaller version of the large one. It much easier and only require 8-12 shells. You can get the oyster shell at Amazon.
Supplies Needed :
- 8-12 oyster shells (Try to set aside oyster shells that are the similar size)
- Hot glue sticks & glue gun
- Small candle (Small enough to fit in the center of the candle holder)
- Cider Vinegar
Cleaning The Oyster shells
Use a combination of water and cider vinegar. The cider vinegar lightens naturally without any chemical smell or irritation to the skin.
2 cup of cider vinegar to 2 gallons of water. Make sure the shells are all covered. Let sit for one day. With a little brush, remove all the debris from the shell. It should come off very easily. Let them dry individually in the fresh air. They must be completely dry before applying the glue.
How To Make The Candle Holder:
Place 3 oyster shells in a cup. Glue them together to form a cup shape. You will use this to build on. Let them try for a a hour before you proceeding with the other layers.
Take the three shell out and place right side up on a board or books forming the cup.
Start adding the second layer of shells under neath the three shells. Let the layers dry in between. Then start adding more. Since this is for a small oyster shell candle holder you will only need about 12 oyster total. For a large one check out my post on making a large oyster shell candle holder.
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