Vellum Luminaries – Tutorial

December 28, 2012 at 10:37 am 7 comments

Way back in July I made a Card and some Luminaries for the Just Add Winter Challenge (JAI # 125). I had several people ask me about how I made them so I have put together this tutorial for you.

They are quick and easy to make, are great for decorating tables, mantles and also make cute little personalized gifts. 

The steps I used to make these luminaries and my dimensions are as follows……

Step 1
I started with 1 piece of Night of Navy card stock that makes the base of the luminary and a piece of Vellum that makes the sides.
My dimensions are as follows:
1 – 3“ x 3” . I scored this at ½” on each side.
1 – 4” x 8.5” – score this at 2”, 4”, 6” and 8”’s


Step 2
Cut slits into each side of the Night of Navy card stock and crease to make your box shape. Using sticky strip put the box together.DSC09990 (3).DSC09991 (3)DSC00011 (2) DSC00012 (2)

Step 3
Stamp your Vellum. I have used the Lovely as a Tree stamp set with Night of Navy Ink.  But they can be stamped to suit the occasion you are making them for.DSC09994

Step 4
Fold and crease your vellum along the score lines – so it makes the outside box shape.  Run some sticky strip down the ½” section – this goes on what will be the outside of the luminary (but don’t stick it together yet).DSC00018

Step 5
Run a strip of sticky strip around the outside edge of the luminary base.

Starting with the ½” section of the vellum, stick the vellum around the base.
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Step 6
Remove the sticky strip from the side of the vellum and stick the vellum wall together.DSC09999  
Your luminary is now complete and you can decorate it with ribbon (which also hides your sticky strip at the bottom and add a small embellishment if you wish.

I use the battery operated tea lights in mine – which are very safe.

To see others that my Card Class Ladies and I have made follow this link.


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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Diana  |  October 28, 2013 at 6:06 am

    Just found this!! Fab…thank you!

  • 2. firemayden  |  July 16, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Reblogged this on Firemayden and commented:
    Love this idea!!

  • 3. Gail Neduzak  |  October 5, 2014 at 8:07 am

    ty for your generosity and time..huggzz

  • 4. Di Ayers  |  September 21, 2015 at 6:33 am

    Thank you for this very clear tutorial,

  • 5. Thea Graham  |  December 18, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Love these soo much, very pretty!!

  • 6. Connie Van Note  |  November 15, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Just found these…they are beautiful! Thank you for the tutorial!

  • 7. kim posey  |  September 22, 2017 at 1:15 am

    Thank you so much for sharing, so nice. Plan to make some luminaries .


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