Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lovely Luminaries

Hello!  I love, love, love the project I'm sharing today!  I came across it on Jackie Topa's blog a while back and KNEW I had to make some of my own.

Aren't these the cutest little luminaries ever!  They are super easy to make too!  Here's the cast of characters...

A piece of medium window sheet, 4 of the largest Beveled Window Panes, some ribbon and a battery powered tea light.

The first step is to cut out a mini milk carton (minus the top "milk carton" part) from some Medium Window Sheet, crease all the score lines really good and fold it into a little box.  Secure the side and the bottom with some Sticky Strip.

Once you've done that, you want to join your Beveled Window Panes together with some ribbon.  I chose the Real Red Taffeta for this project.  You want to loosely tie the four window panes together, like this...

You want to make sure they're loose, so you can slide them over the little box you just made!  Once they're tied together and you've slid them over the little box, you can embellish and add a battery powered tea light inside.

I cut a piece of Cardstock Vellum for each side of my luminary (the cardstock vellum slides bewteen the window pane and the adhesive, so it can be changed easily if I want).  I embellished with heart shapes punched from the new Glimmer Paper.  I love, love, love this paper.  It's so sparkly and fun.  And, the best part is that very little glitter comes off the paper when you're working with it...ya know, so your craft area doesn't look like Las Vegas threw up on it!  After working with this paper, you can answer your door WITHOUT having glitter stuck all over you and the UPS guy thinking you're a crazed, glitter lovin' person who orders A LOT of Stampin' Up! stuff and is waaaaay too excited about it!!!!!  ...not that I have EVER answered the door covered in glitter super excited about an order...*wink*

Anyway, I ended up making three total...

There ya go!  Super cute and loads of fun.  Give it a try and let me know how it turns out.

Have an inspired day!


  1. I love the new blog look and those luminaries are so stinkin cute! And the line about "your craft area doesn't look like Las Vegas threw up on it" almost made me shoot tea out my nose. It is sooo true through the new glimmer paper is AMAZING.

  2. Those are really beautiful Lisa. Definitely have inspired me! Melissa Hildebrand


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