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.
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Cricut Maker with scoring wheel and regular cutting blade
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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