Every summer, my kids and I spend copious amounts of time at the beach and collect countless amounts of shells, driftwood and seaglass. While much of it gets returned to the shore, we always use a little bit in crafting pursuits. And a little bit always seems to make its way with us back to our home in the country.
When Easter rolled around this year, I was pretty happy about that — since Easter fell so early (in March!), I needed a quick centerpiece when I realized that there were no flowers outside to pluck for a pretty bouquet. And, of course, I forgot to buy any. Talk about being in a pinch.
Thank goodness for the stash of seaglass we had laying around! So instead of flowers this year, I made a really quick and easy DIY Seaglass Candle to use as the centerpiece. It has a serene, beachy feel to it that I just love.
Making it was so simple.
Here’s what you need:
- 1 short pillar candle
- 1 round globe candle holder (a smallish fishbowl shaped one)
- seaglass (You can use as little or as much seaglass as you like)
How to make it:
- Start by setting the candle in the center of the globe candle holder. Then, fill in the seaglass around the candle, as desired. I filled mine about half-way up, but you could go a little higher too. Be sure to evenly distribute the colors of glass for a mosaic-type look.
- Now, light the candle and it’s ready to go.
This is really great for any tablescape — especially in the warmer months.
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of four cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to a tween and a teen, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.