La Luminaria

These are so easy to make yet so effective.  Just remember though don’t use a real tealight candle as you could end up with a major fire.  I have used a battery operated tealight candle which changes colour and only costs $2 (naturally) from the Two Dollar shop.


*  Take one A4 sheet of cardstock and cut in half vertically (lengthwise) then trim about 3/8” off the length of each piece.

*   Score at 2-3/4”   5-1/2”   8-1/4” and 11”

*   Decorate as required

*   Use the ornament punch to punch out the shapes on each side.

*   I then used my Big Shot and embossing folder and embossed on to a clear window sheet.  Sand the raised part of the embossing slightly to give it an opaque look.  On the top of the ornament shape I have used silver paper glittered to make it look like a light fitting and then placed the embossed piece behind.

*   Finish decorating your luminaria then adhere the narrow strip to form a 4-sided open ended box.

*   Turn on your battery operated tealight and place your luminaria over it .

Voila – a pretty decoration for the mantlepiece or table.  Make a few of these to place around.  You can also use different shapes other than the ornament if required.

Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial (my first!).  Have fun.


Paula said...

Beautiful Judy and a great tutorial. I made one of these today too!

Debbie Lamb said...

It looks great Judy! I've been meaning to make one myself. Hopefully, the first of many tutorials from you :)

Karen Rogers said...

Gosh that's la fabulous & what a cool project - must go make some too :)

Sally W said...

I will be trying out your tutorial as well Judy, Thank you I love it.

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