The Craft In Me

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Luminary 1-2-3!

Make this easy luminary in minutes.

I picked up this awesome velum from Michaels.

Once I saw the swirls that was it, I had to have it!

I cut the velum to about 10" high. Then rolled up and simply stapled to keep it closed.

This velum looks great all on its own with it's foggy color, however, I added another thinner piece of velum to give it some additional color.

The second velum doesn't need to be stapled, just roll and drop inside of the first velum roll.

It's not too big of a difference just adds a hint of color.

And then I glued ribbon to the top and bottom ends. This is an extra but not necessary step. I kind of think it looks great without the ribbon, but it's nice to have that option. :)

I'd recommend to use an LED light for this luminary. But if you want a real candle, find a small candle and place inside of a glass holder to keep the flame away from the luminary.

Easy and fun!

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  1. very awesome! I love how simple it is!!!

  2. oh my goodness! this looks fabulous. it would make an excellent frugal party centerpiece. I'll be making some of these for sure.


  3. I love it when something so simple has such impact. That is awesome!

  4. So cute :) Thanks for sharing this simple but elegant :) Love it!

  5. This is so cute! I stumbled on your blog after reading some of your comments! I hope you can join up for my Friday link party this week! You have some really fun and creative ideas. I love the little mail box holder you made! Brilliant!

  6. Very pretty and easy! Love the idea


  7. These are so simple yet absolutely beautiful...they would be lovely as decorations for my daughter's upcoming winter wedding...thank you for a wonderful craft idea!

  8. What a great, easy project! It's very pretty.

  9. Very simple, but what great results!

  10. Ooh. I think I need to run to Michael's to get some of that vellum! Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

  11. very clever, and so simple!


  12. Hey, I'm visiting from NFF! Love your blog.


  13. Simple AND beautiful! Thanks for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions. Hope to see you again next week :)

  14. Absolutely gorgeous! I really thought you had wrapped the velum around a glass vase until I read your post. This is a wonderful way to decorate for an event on a budget. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  15. It turned out really nice~ What an easy change to make a nice candle. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday!

  16. Your luminary is really nice. What a great idea. I love the vellum you chose.

    I hope you don't mind. I linked your post to my Porch and Garden Party at

  17. This is totally my kind of tutorial-at my skill level! It's beautiful!
    Thank you!

  18. I'm in love!!!

    I'm featuring this over at Life As Lori!


Thank you so much for your comments! :)