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How to Make Beautiful Little Paper Luminaries

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I used my Cricut Maker to make these little paper luminaries so easily! If you were to make these without a cutting machine they would take FOREVER, so this is definitely one of the things I love most about the Cricut Maker.

I experimented at first with some luminaries that had much more lacy designs and lots of open areas, but they didn’t hold up well. You need more of the paper left intact to support them, but I ended up liking the way these looked much better, anyway.

That combo of glowing paper with some smaller areas that light can peek through look so pretty!

The best part is that you can leave them on without worrying since they use battery-operated fake tea light candles.

diy white paper luminaries

Supplies

White cardstock

Glue

Battery-operated tea lights

Cricut Maker with scoring wheel and regular cutting blade

diy white paper luminaries

diy white paper luminaries

Directions

If you want to make the same luminaries as in the photos, here is the link for the project in Design Space.

If you want to change the size of the luminaries, feel free to customize the design by dragging the arrows to make it bigger or smaller.

After the design is cut out, bend along the score lines and glue the sides to each other along the tabs.

Please don’t use real candles with these! They are made of paper and will go up in flames quickly.

You can make as many of these as you want and cluster them on a table or shelf. Or adjust the size to make them bigger if you want to use them outside to line a walkway if you’re having friends over.

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Written by Joanne Gonzales

Joanne Gonzales has a passion for getting creative. Whether she is making personalized DIY gifts or taking part in larger arts and crafts projects, she puts her all into making new and beautiful things.

She lives with a group of close friends and believes in the natural way of life. Joanne has built an outdoor arts and crafts gallery that overlooks the countryside in her hometown, which is where all of her creations come to life.

Art started off as a hobby, but over time Joanne has mastered her skills and sold some of her favorite pieces. She works full time as a florist and has done for many years. It helps keep her creative juices flowing and she hopes to one day open her own florist shop with a twist.

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