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Seashell Candle (Dollar Tree DIY)

This Dollar Tree DIY is so simple and all you need is 3 things! Check out this seashell candle DIY that goes great with any beach-themed summer decor.

seashell candle Dollar Tree DIY

We’re in the middle of a heatwave and for the past three days, we’ve had a heat advisory. The “feels like” temps here in the south have been anywhere from 100-105 degrees. Yuck!

I’m staying inside as much as possible. I’m not a fan of the heat and humidity.

One good thing about the heat keeping me indoors is that I have extra time to make stuff!

And today I have another Dollar Tree DIY for you. This simple seashell candle DIY is so easy to put together. All you need is a few supplies from Dollar Tree and about 5 minutes.

Simple Seashell Candle DIY

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What you need:

  • LED Pillar Candle
  • Jute twine
  • 2 Seashells
  • Hot glue

What you do:

I picked up this LED candle from Dollar Tree a while back. I love using these in crafts, so I usually grab a few when I’m in the store.

LED pillar candle from Dollar Tree

This seashell candle DIY is so easy that I don’t even need to write instructions! All you do is wrap a piece of jute twine around the candle and cut it so that one end is a tad longer than the other.

Hot glue the twine to the LED candle, then hot glue the seashells to each end of the twine.

That’s it! It’s seriously so simple and it only takes about 5 minutes to put together.

And it’s so pretty when lit, too.

To use my seashell candle DIY in my summer decor, I set it on a candle stand that I made for fall. (You can see that here.) I added a few white rocks that also came from Dollar Tree around the candle.

use rocks and a candle holder
How I decorated my candle
summer beach-themed decor

I love how it turned out and how easy it was to put together. Since I already had everything on hand, it didn’t cost me a thing to make! However, even if you have to buy the supplies it only costs $3 to put together. And if you make the candle holder, that’s only another $3 minus the cost of spray paint.

A beautiful and frugal DIY for only $6! And it still looks like it came from a high end store.

Will you be making your own seashell candle out of Dollar Tree supplies? I’d love to see it if you do! Tag me on Instagram (@blessings_by_me_blog).

Looking for more summer-themed Dollar Tree DIY’s? I recommend these:
Driftwood Candle
Seashell Picture Frame
Starfish Candlesticks

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seashell candle diy using Dollar Tree supplies

Thank you for sharing!
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Michelle is a stay-at-home homeschool mom who loves DIYs and living a frugal lifestyle.

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  1. So so cute! Another wonderful piece for my cottage by the sea πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  2. This is so cute and simple for a little beach vibe in the home. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much!

  3. Michelle, that’s such a lovely DIY! Hope you can stay cool -the last few days here in Tidewater VA we’ve had β€œfeels like” heat of 110+ Blah! Bring out more pitchers of Iced Tea! β˜€οΈπŸΉπŸ€—πŸΉβ˜€οΈ

    1. Thank you!!! Oh my! That’s way too hot! I hope you stay cool! πŸ™‚

  4. It’s just pretty for summer coastal decor!

    1. Thank you so much!

    1. Thank you!! πŸ™‚

  5. Omg, so summery and very clean looking. Very well done, Michelle!

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  6. Very cute and beachy!

    1. Thank you so much!

  7. I love this, I love the way you arranged the candles on the shelf with the relax picture, so adorable, I get a feeling of calm looking at it. Great simple project xoxo

    1. Thank you so much! It does have a very calming effect. πŸ™‚

  8. So cute! It’s hot & humid in NY too, and the forecast shows no signs of it slowing down!

    1. Thank you!! We didn’t get any snow this winter which is unusual for us. I remember thinking “I bet we’re going to have a hot summer.” I wish I wouldn’t have thought that! πŸ˜‚

      1. Well you had the right idea! I remember hearing someone on the Weather Channel predict a very hot summer here since we didn’t have any snow. And another heat wave is coming this week – yikes! But it will be cool again before you know it; time is so fleeting.

  9. Love this cute lovely DIY !! ❀️

  10. I feel your pain on the heat & humidity, my friend. (sigh) It has really been brutal, hasn’t it? What’s crazy is how mild it had been, even to the beginning of July. Then, BAM!! The heat right now is quite literally oppressive. It feels hard to breathe. Stay safe. These are the times in life when we really become grateful for the ‘simple’ luxuries like A/C, right?

    I absolutely love your entire beach-theme decor. The white rocks are a really nice touch. I had no idea you could get those from Dollar Tree! I went looking for those one day several months back for a gift I was giving. When I finally found them, they were over $20! 😲 Don’t I feel crazy now, lol!

    So glad you’re staying in to create. You’re brilliant at it, Michelle. Never ever forget that!

    Sending my biggest bear hugs and loads of love your way. 🌺

    1. I know! And we still have to get through the August heat, too. Ugh! I’m so thankful for AC. I remember when I was little and staying with my grandma. She didn’t have AC, just an old box fan. We did a lot of sitting outside under the shade tree those days. πŸ™‚ I miss it, though.

      Oh wow! I can’t believe the price of the rocks! Dollar Tree usually has them near the floral section. So if you need them again… lol!

      Thank you so much!! I hope you stay safe and cool! Hugs and love!!

  11. This is so lovely. And looking at it with the previous candlestick DIY on the table, just makes it more lovely.

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  12. A beautiful and safe candle. A great craft idea for kids too, Thanks for sharing, Michelle.

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  13. The LED candle looks really realistic, I thought it was a real candle at first! But it’s a sensible option because it’s much safer. It looks so pretty with the seashells on! xx

    1. Thank you! I love using the LED candles because I can decorate them without worrying about catching the house on fire. πŸ˜€

  14. This is so cute! Perfect for summer!

    1. Thank you so much!

  15. Beautiful! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–πŸŽˆ

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  16. Super creative!!! Love the clean, fresh look of this!❀️ not sure how you think of this stuff?!

    1. Thank you so much! Creativity just runs in my family I think. πŸ˜€

  17. How very cute, it would go perfect in our Florida home.

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  18. This looks absolutely cute!

    1. Thank you so much!!

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