Starry Candle Luminary

You won't need to go to the store to find that perfect finishing touch on your Christmas home decor this year All you need to do is make a Starry Candle Luminary. The simple pattern on this DIY Christmas decoration fits in nicely with the holiday theme, but could easily fit in with decorations during any point of the year. You'll want to take a look at this tutorial, because this handmade Christmas decoration technique is one that can easily save you a lot of money in the future.


  • candle in a glass jar or cylinder
  • vellum paper
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • mod podge
  • foam brush
  • ribbon
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks


  1. Measure candle height and circumference
  2. Cut vellum paper to fit around the candle with 1” overlap
  3. With your foam brush, add mod podge to your paper and to the exterior glass
  4. Lay candle down in the middle of the paper, then roll candle to one side. This should adhere the candle to half of the vellum paper
  5. Repeat for the other side. Add mod podge under the overlapping portion of the paper
  6. Roll candle to get the air bubbles out
  7. With your foam brush add another layer of mod podge over the vellum paper
  8. Allow to dry completely, 30 minutes or longer
  9. Use your hot glue gun to add a ribbon trim around the the candle

Optional: If you don’t have vellum paper handy, then try using a light
colored scrapbook paper or wrapping paper.

How to Make a Starry Candle Luminary:



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What is more festive than a starry lantern to light up the room or outside the house? I think I shall be making a ton of these luminaries to brighten up the house for the holidays. I love the soft glow of candles for those chilly winter nights and gathering with friends and family to celebrate.

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