First, I filled a large metal mold with wax and let it harden for about an hour. Then I pierced the film of hardened wax and poured most of it back into the pot.
Finally, I filled the mold up with wax again and left it for another hour or so until it sealed the seashells into the wax. I also used a heat gun on the outside of the candle, just to make some of the seashells pop a little.
You can buy specialty wax that’s specifically for hurricane candles because it’s extra clear and hard, but I just winged this one with paraffin pillar wax.
The seashells are a nice touch in the summer and I like how all the different shapes glow after adding a tea light. You can also do this with dried flowers, beads or just about anything you can seal in wax. I’ve seen some pretty hurricanes done with photographs as well.