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DIY Paper Candle on a Star

In addition to being a total crafting enthusiast, I’m also a big candle lover. I almost always have some kind of scented candle burning when I’m at home because I love the way they look and smell and my love for candles is so notorious that even my kids tease me about my collection. They like showing an interest in the things they know I like but they’re a little too young to be collecting or burning candles just yet, so I recently promised them that I’d help them make their own pretend candles to set out when they play house instead. That’s how we came to make these adorable little paper candles set on sparkly stars!

Paper candle on a star

The stars were just a fun detail because my kids love working with glitter paper, but they also made the project a big hit, so I figured I’d might as well share. Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.

For this project, you’ll need:

  • Silver glitter foam paper
  • Paper (orange, yellow, cream, white)
  • Scissors
  • A glue stick

Step 1:

Gather your materials!

Paper candle on a star materials

Step 2:

Turn your glitter paper over to the plain side and draw the shape of a star. You can use a ruler if you want a very even shape and you’re feeling neat, but I like free-handing things! Once you’ve drawn your shape, cut it out, turn it over, and you have a sparkling silver star! Set it aside for now.

Paper candle on a star drawing

Paper candle on a star bottom draw

Paper candle on a star cutting

Step 2:

Cut a rectangle from one corner of your yellow paper that’s about one inch by two inches in size. Then cut it in half. Carefully round off the corners and edge of the first new square just barely, making yourself a circle but keeping it as large as you can. Do the same with the second square, but turn it into a smaller circle that would fit inside the first.

Paper candle on a star step 6