I’m starting to decorate for the Fourth of July and I am incorporating a few star items. I love having lights incorporated into my decorations and I want to make a few light up stars. We have been creating a variety of stars and I think I have a way to create a candle holder with a star cut out.

The supplies that I will be using are:

1. One 20oz styrofoam cup

2. Clean Kut foam cutter ( I purchased this from Walmart)

3. Scrap piece of lace

4. Decoupage by DecoArt

5. Americana Decor Metallics by DecoArt ( color Obsidian)

6. Paint brush

7. Hot glue

8. Ink pen

9. Scissors

10. Silver antique candle stick holder ( optional)

I decided to use a styrofoam cup because it is easy to cut.

The Clean Kut tool shown above works amazing when cutting styrofoam. I purchased this from Walmart in the craft section.

I used the foam cutter to cut off the rim of the cup as shown in photo above.

I went back around the edge with the foam cutter to give the edge a more ragged look.

Once I had the top cut I then drew a star onto the cup. Your star can be any size that you want. Once you have the star drawn you will then use the foam cutter to cut it out.

The next step is to paint the inside and outside of the cup with the metallic paint.


Once you have the cup painted you will add your scrap piece of lace to the inside.

You will add some decoupage around the star cut out on the inside of the cup.

Place your piece of lace over the decoupage and then add more decoupage.

I wanted to add this to a tall candle stick holder but this is optional.

I used hot glue to hold it in place.

I have some metal ribbon that I decided to add to the cup. You can find metal ribbon in the Dollar Tree and in Hobby Lobby.

I used a thin wire to connect the ends together.

This is so easy to make and can be created in a variety of colors. I hope you will get creative and give this a try.