Star of Light Candle Box

I enjoy the glow of burning candles! (And I absolutely love the smell when you blow them out!) Candles are a symbol of hospitality and I think they make a great hostess gift. Today’s project is a beautiful box to gift some candles.

Stampin Up Star of Light candle box idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The box holds 4  10″ dinner candles.

Stampin Up Star of Light candle box idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I CASEd this idea from the amazing Sam Hammond (  She is so talented and an absolute joy to listen to (Love her British accent!). You can watch her video below.

We don’t have “standard” size candles in the US so I had to adjust the dimensions to fit my 10″ candles.

I started with a piece of 12 x 12 cardstock and cut 2 7/8 from one side so it measures 12 x 9 1/8. With the long (12 inch) side across the top, score at 7/8 and 11 1/8.  Score along the short side at 7/8, 4 1/8, 5, 8 1/4.

I followed Sam’s directions for cutting and assembling the box. *You need to use a strong adhesive (Fast Fuse, Tear & Tape, or Multipurpose Liquid Glue) on the 6 notched pieces.

I adjusted the layers on the top of my boxes to fit my measurements. The top layers measure 9 3/4 x 2 3/4 and 9 1/2 x 2 1/2. The Star of Light Stamp set is perfect for this box.  I love to heat emboss and it was fun to try out the different color combinations. I used silver embossing powder on navy and purple, gold on green, and white on red. These boxes are so quick & easy to make which worked out great for me because I need several hostess gifts! Here’s a look at each of the different color combinations I made.

Stampin Up Star of Light candle box idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This Whisper White box has silver foil and Perfect Plum layers on top with silver embossing. This box holds 3 purple and 1 pink candle for a coworker who bought a new advent wreath and needed some candles.  (Purple candles are not always easy to find so I stock up when I find them.)

Stampin Up Star of Light candle box idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Next is my red and white box with white embossed layers. I put red and white candles wrapped in white organza ribbon inside. I have good news…Stampin’ Up! brought back the white organza ribbon!  I love this ribbon as it is so easy to sponge in different colors. (Click HERE to see one of my first blog posts showcasing this technique.) The ribbon will be available in the new Occasions Catalog Jan. 3rd. Yea!!!

Stampin Up Star of Light candle box idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Star of Light candle box idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love the green and very vanilla with gold embossing on this box. (The photo does not do it justice!) There are vanilla candles inside.

Stampin Up Star of Light candle box idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Star of Light candle box idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Navy and white are classic and so elegant with the silver embossing and Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon.

Stampin Up Star of Light candle box idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Star of Light candle box idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I really like these boxes and would be thrilled to receive any one of them as a gift! Which candle box is your favorite?

Here’s a fun fact…Did you know the practice of placing lighted candles in the windows at Christmas was brought to America by the Irish?  The historical background of this custom is quite interesting.

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Have a wonderful day! I am away this weekend with some of my stamping friends (aka The Sisterhood of the Traveling Stamps  LOL ). I love getting together with these gals!  There is always lots of fun, laughter, food, and sharing great ideas!

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9 thoughts on “Star of Light Candle Box

  1. Oh, Jeanie! How nice of you to be away with The Sisterhood of the Traveling Stamps!! I know you will have a great time.
    I do love all your color combinations. I am partial to the blue box with the white candles. What a contrast. Love them! I do not own any candlestick holders, now that I think about that. I do like a Yankee candle from time to time and my absolute favorite is clean cotton. Maybe I’ll light one today.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Beautiful! All of these boxes and candles are exquisite! What a great way to present a gift of light. I, too, enjoy Pootles videos and her accent. Thanks for sharing, Jeanie and have a bright day.

  3. I could hear giggling from the east this morning while walking Ted. I smiled thinking it was all of you having a great time! It was just some of the school kids walking and texting on their way to watch the parade this morning. Sinterklaas comes to town this morning arriving on his float to resemble a boat. Dutch history.

    Anyway, I love your boxes and I am not sure which is my favorite. A great idea for a gift. I am not a candle person but I do have a few candle holders that were gifts or were my mom’s. This would be such a beautiful and welcome presentation piece as well. I am going to keep this is mind for the future. Now, do I need to have that Star of Light stamp set? It just really highlights the gift! I think it is in the Annual Catalog so there would be time to get it before it is snuffed out!

  4. Oh Jeanie, these are magnificent. When I saw the green box, I immediately thought of bayberry candles which used to be so easy to find around here but not so much since our beautiful Christmas shop closed. I could see beeswax candles in a gold-colored box. You have shared so many beautiful possibilities and I am so glad I have this stamp set. That set and the Night in Bethlehem are my favorites. Thank you for the wonderful and beautiful inspiration.

  5. Thank you for the inspiration for the Advent candle presentation. My church takes orders for these candles and I’ll have to remember this box for next year. This year, my daughter got her candles in a gift bag; not as classy as this box, by any means. I’ll do better next time!
    Have a wonderful weekend–hope you can share some pics and stories with those of us who love to vicariously experience parts of your adventures!!

  6. What a wondeful idea and a beautiful box. I love them all but that navy and silver is my favorite….so striking! Have fun with the girls! TFS.

    1. Oh, and I meant to say thank you for the great directions. I’m a fan of the pictorial directions so I can do each step while looking at them! Your directions are always thorough too. Thanks!

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