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Beeswax Star Candles

This Fourth of July, brighten your table with a centerpiece inspired by two highlights of summer: fireworks and our star-spangled banner.

star candles

Photography: Pernille Loof

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July/August 2018

Introduction

Note: To use them as candles on a birthday cake, first place wick string between the beeswax layers. To do this: Vertically press in the end of the candlewick above the skewer, so the skewer and the wick meet. Trim wick to 1 inch above the top of the beeswax star. 

 

For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of Candle-Making and Fourth of July Decorations.

materials

  • Beeswax sheets (Pictured: Honeycomb Texture​ Beeswax Sheets​, $24 for 10, candlewic.com.)

  • Star-shaped cookie cutters

  • Skewers

  • Wick string

  • Craft scissors

steps

  1. Create this celestial centerpiece by pressing two beeswax sheets together.

  2. Trim­ out star shapes with cookie cutters. (Tip: If the wax is hard to handle, soften it using hair dryer on low.)

  3. Insert skewers.

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