During the darker, shorter days of winter, don’t you just love low warm lighting…kinda like a fireplace? I do. I think it almost, convinces my mind, to be warm. Okay, so maybe I’m easily influenced…I don’t know, but it really matters not to me, chandeliers, candles, rusty and shinny….lights are just a really goo thing, and these scrapbook paper luminaries, are no less lovely.
These take one sheet of scrapbook paper each, and every Wal-mart in America, probably sells these cylindrical vases, usually in the craft section.
Hey, I made that cake plate stand…for about $5.00. It’s a Dollar Store Craft.
So, I guess y’all want me to show you how to make these, don’t you? okay okay
Start with one sheet of scrapbook paper for each luminary.
I could have decorated these for Valentine’s Day…I sort of wanted to…but I decided to give them to Sara, so I let her pic the paper.
Lay your vase flush with one of the sheets of paper, and allow a smidge more because these are bent a little in the middle…so it won’t be quite as tall as originally cut.
I just ran the pencil along the top of the vase, and rolled it, go a little further than you think you’ll need. Mark the top and the bottom on the scrap book paper.
Now cut off the excess..and fold the bottom part up to the top.
Crease it. Now begin to cut strips from the folded side toward the top…just stopping shy of about 3/4″.
You can make these strip any thickness you like. I went with a medium sized strip. Unfold and wrap it around the vase and glue it down on itself…removing the excess.
If you took it off of the cylander to glue it, place it back over it, push it down just a bit, and the strips will fold outward.
Aren’t they cool? I love them almost as much as my Halloween luminaries.
You could put some washi tape over the ends, but I didn’t find any need in it, I got them tight enough when I glued them.
Well…you ready to make yours?