Easy DIY Nautical Candles. They are easy to make and are a great gift idea for anyone with nautical decor. Check out the short video (below) which details the entire project.
All you need to get started is a variety of small glass containers and nautical stickers, both are available at most arts and craft stores. If stickers are not available any fish image printed from the web or cut out of a magazine will work. In addition two part pour on epoxy, candle wax and wicks will be needed.
About 1/4 of a plastic spoon full seems to be the perfect amount of epoxy to cover each fish sticker. Pour the epoxy in the middle of the fish and then use the spoon to spread it out so it just covers all of the sticker but does not drip over the edge of the glass.
The epoxy has to dry for 24 hours. It dries crystal clear and is very durable.
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After the was cools the project is complete. These fish, sea turtle and sea horse nautical candles make a great accent for any nautical themed home.
After the epoxy is dry a wick can be added to each container. Then candle wax added. Note the wax can be colored with wax die.
The two part epoxy is really the secret for long lasting durable attachment of Fish art to the glass. Make sure your mix according to the directions on the box. The epoxy we used requires and accurate two part mix and rigorous stirring for two full minutes.
Start by applying each sticker to one of the glass containers.