Showing posts with label centerpieces. Show all posts
Showing posts with label centerpieces. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

DIY Paper Luminary/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 :(

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DIY Paper Luminary/Luminaire Sleeves

Here is what my empty jars started off like...
DIY Paper Luminary/Luminaire Sleeves

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 an electronic cutter for this it could easily be done by hand with a ruler, a blade and some patience!
DIY Paper Luminary/Luminaire Sleeves

 Here is what the jars look like once they are fitted with the paper sleeves. 
DIY Paper Luminary/Luminaire Sleeves

Here they are all lit up... So pretty in the dark. They would make such a cute, inexpensive centerpiece for a party or lighting for a romantic dinner! Wink, wink!
DIY Paper Luminary/Luminaire Sleeves

Pretty simple right? You could also use a wave pattern or maybe even a chevron... so many possibilities! I 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 nighttime event!

Thanks again for coming by!
Happy Crafting :)

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