I love anything and everything that has to do with stars, constellations, white, and navy blue. The inspiration behind this project was simple: why not create a votive that could really give you a starry night in your own home or bedroom? These votives are very fun to make and the final product will definitely leave you wanting to create more as gifts or extra decor around the house. The added constellations poked through the stars add great detail that allow the candles to blink through and illuminate the space in a soft, gentle, starry glow.

Time Needed 
1 to 2 hours
Skill Level 

Step-by-Step Tutorial Read

Starry Clay Votive Template PDF
  • Project Yield 
    2 starry votives
  • Time Needed 
    1 to 2 hours
  • Skill Level 
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    Gather your materials.
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    Tear off a third of the clay from the block and knead it with your hands. Roll it into a ball and then flatten it using a clay mat and clay roller until it is about 1mm thick.
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    Download and cut out the template provided. Place each piece on top of the clay and cut around their outline using the knife clay tool. You should end up with two star shapes and 3 rectangular shapes.
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    Align two rectangular shapes along the sides of one of the stars and attach them by using your fingers to knead the clay into one another.
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    Use the same technique to attach the third rectangle about 2/3 of the way down from the top of the star. Blend in the sides of the rectangle into the sides of the other two rectangles. This is where your tea light candle will sit.
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    Take the other side of the star and use the same technique of blending to attach it to the rest of the votive.
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    Use the other clay tools to poke holes of various sizes all around both sides of the stars. Bake them in the oven according to the instructions on the package.
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    Repeat the process for making a larger or smaller star votive. After the clay has cooled, insert an LED tea light.
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    Your votives are ready to illuminate your space with a whimsical starry glow.

Starry Clay Votives

Kit Yield 
2 starry votives
What's Included
Sculpey III Polymer Clay 8oz
LED Tea Lights 4/Pkg
Sculpey Clay Tool Starter Set 3/Pkg

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