Shell Candles

Over Thanksgiving, I visited my sister who lives in St. Marys, GA, a beautiful coastal town just north of the Florida border.  One day I went with her and her husband on a boat to Cumberland Island.  It’s a beautiful maritime forest, with old oak trees covered in Spanish moss, the interior is covered with palms, and the beach, covered with shells.

On our hike from the boat landing, we saw magnificent old trees covered in Spanish moss…
the ground was covered in palms
After a long hike through the forest, we finally reached the beach.
tons of horseshoe crabs…
a rich assortment of shells everywhere!

I brought a small bag of shells home with me, to remember my visit to Cumberland and decided to make shell candles from the clam shells for Christmas presents.

I went to Michaels Arts & Crafts and purchased:
microwaveable soy wax, 2″ wicks, & a bag of Spanish moss.

I picked up some unfolded boxes from my favorite local thrift shop, Mt. Carmel Thrift Shop.
I set up newspaper on the table and melted the soy wax in small glass measuring cup, for easier pouring.
Because of the angle of the shells just sitting on the table,
I wasn’t able to fill them enough, so set them in small cups to adjust their angle.
Then I placed in the wick and a dash of sparkle.
The wax hardened within an hour. I placed Spanish moss in the box and
added the shell candles along with a few of the smaller shells I collected.
There they are, all in a row, ready to go! It was a fun and inexpensive holiday project.
My daughter and her boyfriend even got in on the action!

Thought for the day from Abraham-Hicks:
Use whatever excuse you can to vibrate in harmony with those things you’ve been saying you want. And when you do, those things that are a vibrational equivalent flow into your experience in abundance. Not because you deserve it, not because you’ve earned it, but because it’s the natural consequence of the Law of Attraction. That which is like unto itself is drawn. — Abraham
Excerpted from the workshop in Silver Spring, MD on Saturday, April 19th, 1997