Whether you want to brighten up your beach house or add coastal elements to your city apartment, you can't go wrong with beach-themed candles. Coastal-themed candles look amazing displayed as a collection or spread out in singles throughout your home. Plus, they are a great way to add a pop of color to your coastal-themed beach house!
So, in this article, we will explain the two different approaches you can take with beach candles: the 'buy' route or the DIY route. If you want to stretch your creative muscles, we will share some of the best DIY beach candle ideas for your home. Or if you simply want to buy beach candles and candle holders, we will tell you where you can get the best of the best! Keep on reading to find out.
Two Approaches You Can Take With Beach Candles
There are two approaches you can take with beach candles--or any other type of coastal decor, for that matter--and these are 1) to buy coastal candles and candle holders, and 2) to create your own.
The latter option is the easiest way to decorate your home with beach-themed candles. All you have to do is find candles and candle holders that go with the rest of your home's current theme! You can find all sorts of designs, colors, styles, and materials for coastal candles. There are even candles shaped like sandcastles and sand dollars if those are more of your thing.
But if you want to get a little more creative or can't find the right candles for your home, the next best thing is to go the DIY route. With a little creativity and some elbow grease, you'll be able to create your own beach candles and candle holders that match perfectly with the rest of your home's coastal aesthetic.
The Best DIY Beach Candle Ideas For Your Home Or Office
So, you've decided to go the DIY route. Great choice! But where should you start? If you're stumped on ideas, don't worry--we've compiled some of the best DIY beach candle ideas to make your home even warmer and more inviting.
Let's dive right in.
Candle in Glass Vase
This is perhaps the simplest way you can create your own beach-themed candle holder. All you need is a glass vase (or even a mason jar), any candle of your choice, and some natural elements that remind you of the beach. These can be as simple as sand, seashells, and sand dollars.
To create your own beach candle in a glass vase, simply arrange your natural materials in the vase. Start with a sand layer then top it with your shells, sand dollars, and other objects you may have. Then, place your candle in the middle of everything, making sure that the candle is not too deep in the vase (unless you don't plan to light it). Voila! You have your own beach-themed candle holder with the simplest of materials!
Beach Candle Lantern
If you want to achieve a more rustic vibe with your candles, embellish a regular lantern with some shells (scallop shells work best for this idea because they are almost flat). Then, put your candle inside and watch your DIY lantern illuminate a dark room with interesting shapes.
Pro tip: If you want to display your beach lantern in the bathroom, complement it with some seashell decor for the bathroom!
Nautical Rope Candle Holder
Incorporating nautical rope in your decorative pieces is one of the best sailing decoration ideas. A nautical rope candle holder requires minimal supplies, too. You just need thin pieces of nautical rope, a glass jar, and a candle of your choice. Put everything together by wrapping the individual pieces of rope around your glass jar, starting at the middle (or at any height you please). Affix the ends of each piece of rope with hot glue. Once you're done, simply place your candle in the glass jar.
If the design is too simple, a good tip is to arrange your candle holder on a decorative plate with small ornaments, like sand dollar decor or small pieces of driftwood.
Transform any regular candle into a beach-themed candle with this creative idea: start by wrapping a piece of tape around your candle at the height you want the sand to reach. Then, proceed by brushing a glue-water mixture (two parts glue, one part water) on the lower half of your candle. The next step is the easiest: simply dip your candle in a container filled with sand--or go to the beach and dip your candle right into a clean spot--then brush off the excess.
And there you have it! A simple sand-dipped candle for your coastal home.
If you need a little more inspiration, be sure to check out our article on beach home decorating ideas before you go.
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