Tuesday, March 26, 2013

DIY Paper Luminaire Sleeves

Hi Guys!!! We are finally back from our amazing trip to Peru! Actually got back on Sunday but been crazy busy trying to get things back in order and come back to reality! Hopefully will be able to get some pics of our trip up soon :)

For today I want to share with you a really easy project. A few weeks ago I saw some Deewa Candles by Karve Design. Basically they are candles that have been accented by thin, hand-carved plywood. I thought they were so cool looking that I thought I could replicate them using recycled jars and paper. Initially I thought of using candles but quickly changed my mind once I actually gave it a little thought and realized what a fire hazard that would be! Had a brain fart there for a second :(

Click here to see where I got this inspiration! 

Here is what my empty jars started off like...

I then created a rectangle with evenly spaced cut lines across it leaving about 1 inch space on each end. I made the rectangle to measure the height of each jar. This was done in the Silhouette Studio DE and cut on the Cameo. Although I did use a electronic cutter for this it could easily be done by hand with a ruler, a blade and some patience!

 Here is what the jars look like once they are fitted with the paper sleeves. 

Here they are all lit up.... So pretty in the dark. They would make such a cute, inexpensive centre piece for a party or lighting for a romantic dinner! Wink, wink!

Pretty simple right? You could also use a wave pattern or maybe even a chevron... so many possibilities! Hope you've enjoyed this little idea and maybe even get a chance to make it.  Beautify your space or wow your guests at your next night time event!

Thanks again for coming by!
Happy Crafting :)

 Sharing this with my Crafty Peeps!


  1. What a great idea! You are very creative! :)

  2. Cute idea! I love this. Such a simple way to really spruce up the room. I think this would be fun to try at Halloween, and have them light the walk way :)


  3. What a cool idea! Very clever!

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos

  4. Found you on "Like me on Facebook" Blog Hop. Such a cute project! I am now a new follower. Have a great rest of the week!

  5. OLá Ilda, tão original e que lindo efeito faz!Adoro os seus projectos.
    Desejo para si e para todos os que ama uma Páscoa muito feliz. A sua mãe deve fazer folar doce e salgado imagino :)
    Beijinhos de Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  6. Awesome great idea and design
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes March Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  7. These are super cute! Thanks so much for sharing at Marvelous Mondays. Carrie and I will be featuring this at tomorrow night's party. Hope to see you there!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

  8. Such a great idea! I love how they look when they are lite! Pinning! Thanks for linking up!

    You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer!! Come on over and grab your featured button, you deserve it!

  10. Those are so fun- they'd be great for an outdoor party- this summer - can't wait!!!!
    Thanks for linking up on the photo Friday blog hop!

  11. Thanks for linking up for Thrifty Thursday last week! I am featuring you this week - hope to see you there again this Thursday!

    Krysta @ KrystaSteen.com

    1. Thanks so much Krysta! Sorry for the late response :(

  12. These are so pretty, great job! My wonderful friend Heather & I started a linky party & I would love to have you come link up! > http://www.kaylascreationsblog.com/2013/04/circle-of-faith-link-party-1.html Hope to see you there!

    -Kayla :)

    1. Hi Kayla! Thanks so much sorry for the late response, will definitely be joining in on your parties!

  13. I love them when they are lighted up!


Thanks so much for taking the time and leaving me a comment! I always love hearing from you and I appreciate you stopping by! Hugs, Ilda