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

star candles

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.

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What you need

Materials
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How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Create this celestial centerpiece by pressing two beeswax sheets together.

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Step 2

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

Step 3

Insert skewers.

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