Seashell & Beach Glass Candle Rings

Line a beachfront pathway or set a gorgeous seaside table with these stunning nature-inspired centerpieces. Add a little white play sand and any location becomes an ocean-view retreat.

Completion time – 1 hour each

Designer – Jann Johnson


  • Wreath, 6" x 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
Other Materials
  • Votive candle
  • Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Shell/Glass Rings (front, left center):
  • Seashells, 2" or smaller, about nine assorted pair
  • Sea glass, 1" or smaller, pale blue/green/white as
  • Shell/Starfish Ring (top right):
  • Shells: whole tellin or scallop, about 18; 3/4" tu
  • Small starfish, five
  • Optional: Matte-finish white spray paint



    Shell/Glass Rings -

    • 1. Wash and dry shells and sea glass if needed.
    • 2. For formal look (front), glue pairs of shells to foam
      wreath, opposite one another. Begin with largest shells,
      moving to smallest. Fill spaces between shells with sea glass.
    • 3. For more casual, natural look (left center), glue a
      favorite large shell to wreath, then surround with smaller
      shells and sea glass. Continue until entire top of wreath is
      covered. Glue sea glass to inner and outer foam edges.

      Shell/Starfish Ring -

    • 1. For starfish ring (top), paint turrid shells white if
      desired; let dry. Glue shells around wreath edge, close
      together with points up; let dry.
    • 2. Glue large shells to top of wreath, facing one direction
      and slightly overlapped. Glue starfish to top of shells as shown. Let dry.