Starfish & Shell Candlesticks

Did you see these fabulous shell candlesticks at 
the Exchange?

I thought they were beautiful and I had just 
the shells to use...
I have a very special shell that my husband and I found on a trip to Sanibel Island.

On a recent Salvation Army trip I scored some
beautiful candle sticks.
Did I mention it was 1/2 priced Wednesday???
Some candlesticks I found were crystal 
and would be perfect...

Others needed a good coat of (you guessed it!) white paint...

And still others needed a lot of work  
and a coat of white paint...

A little de-waxing (is that a word?), sanding, tightening 
and then painting...

Thank goodness it was nice today.

 I added some beautiful shells by filling the candle stick wells with hot glue and sticking the shell inside. I had to hold it for a few minutes while the glue dried...

And I ended up with some beautiful candlesticks!

All together in a beautiful group!


I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. It's funny, I have the same setup of white spray paint in my backyard right now.

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  3. Oh my goodness, they look fabulous. I love them. I hadn't thought about adding the glue to the inside of the candle, but perfect to hold the shells. They really do look fabulous. Hugs, Marty

  4. What a really interesting arrangement! I think it looks lovely. :)

    Tnx so much for coming to link this up as well! :)

  5. Beautiful display and what a thrifty idea. Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry!!

  6. These are amazing too!! Just love them all..., it would have never crossed my mind to use candle sticks instead of the bottles.

  7. Love this and love Sanibel and we had to buy another piece of luggage for all the shells we collected! Thanks for the great ideas!

  8. Do you know why I always have to retype comment after I try to publish my comment?

    1. Hi Vicky
      My comments are all monitored before they are published because I was getting so much spam. Sorry for any inconvenience


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