These DIY Clay Star Cadle Holders were inspired by some we saw when we were on our recent holiday in Holland. I knew then that we could recreate them using our FIMO Air Light (microwavable) clay and finally got around to making them this week.
We made our DIY clay star candle holders the perfect size for an old box of red Christmas tree candles which were my mum’s (the size that does in our twirling angel. We have had these candles for the last five years but never used them as we didn’t have ant suitably sized candle holders for them. 30 minutes with the boys and we have more than enough and now want even more candles!
DIY Clay Star Candle Holders
- White Clay – We used Fimo Air Light (US Link/UK Link) and LOVED it – you can microwave it!
- Rolling pin
- Cookie cuppers – Star shaped – various sizes
How to make DIY Clay Star Candle Holders
Start by rolling our your clay, we use a silicone icing mat, but you can roll onto parchment paper. As we wanted all of our stars to have the same depth we used a couple of skewers at each size.
Once your clay is rolled then cut out your shapes for the base of your candle holders. We wanted stars.
Before you remove the cutter, press your candle into the clay hard, so it starts to make an impression.
Then you need to carefully remove the star and push the hole through with the candle and gently wiggle it to make it slightly bigger. Then lay flat and dry your clay.
We used Fimo Air Light, so I popped them on a microwave plate with a cup of cold water and microwaved them on medium for ten minutes.
We love the bright white stars against the red candles and decided to leave them as they were. However, you can paint them and even varnish them if you wish.
We decided that these were too nice to put away until Christmas and are keeping them out now until we get our advent candles out!