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.
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Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of several cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to two kids in middle school, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.