Flameless Candle Luminaries

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Luminary-SuppliesLooking for a cute but easy and inexpensive way to decorate your home for Thanksgiving? If these luminaries were any simpler to do, they’d make themselves!


  • One 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of plain or patterned vellum paper (you can find this at your local craft store, usually in the scrapbooking section)
  • 2 flameless tea light or votive candles
  • clear tape
  • paper cutter or ruler + scissors

1. Cut the vellum in half lengthwise so that you have two 4 1/4″ x 11″ pieces.

Step 1 -Cut vellum.
Step 1 -Cut vellum.

2. Fold each vellum piece in half and then fold the ends inward to meet to middle to form the creases for your eventual cube.

Step 2 - fold vellum.
Step 2 – Fold vellum.

3. Tape the ends together along the inside to form the cube shape.

Step 3.
Step 3 – Tape vellum.

4. Turn on your flameless candles and place them in your two luminaries. (For safety’s sake, only use an electric candle as real fire and paper don’t mix!)


13 Responses

  1. Liz Mays
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    Oh my gosh, that is so smart! I have vellum paper here already, yay!

  2. Michelle F.
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    Those are really cool. I love that they are flameless and save to use.

  3. Kungphoo
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    Thats a nice DIY project.. I believe we have vellum in the house.

  4. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
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    Well, that looks mighty easy. I love how they came out!

  5. Colette S
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    I love the ideas of these. I just don’t have the house design to use them.

  6. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite
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    Love this idea and I’m a huge fan of luminaries.

  7. debi
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    What a fun idea! I just love this! Thanks for the tutorial.

  8. Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma)
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    This is such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing, I hope to make one soon!

  9. Sandra @ A Dash of Sanity
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    I just love how these turned out! The lighting would be s pretty.

  10. mistywright271471215
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    Those are so super cute! I will definitely be making these with my daughter.

  11. Debra
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    These are so beautiful. the perfect touch!

  12. Travel Blogger
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    Oh I love these. What a great idea! I bet you could even use scrapbooking scissors to give the top some interesting curves.

  13. Kristin
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    I can’t believe how simple those are to make. And they’re lovely!

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