DIY Luminaries!


Hi everyone! Happy March!! It’s Shari here back with another project for you. I’ve had this idea swimming around in my head and was thrilled to finally put them together. I wanted to make a luminary with my dies… and vellum was the answer to hold everything together.

This first one uses the Woodland Tree die with some scrap paper I’ve had laying around. I really like how intricate the die is and it’s beautiful when light shines through.


I’ve  created another using Slate card stock with the Super Heart Border die, and in the back you can see a peek of the Surf Blue card stock and the Mod Window die luminary.


These are really easy to make and can be used for a dinner gathering, bridal or baby shower. The sky is the limit with all the dies and papers available.


Please Note: To keep things safe, use a battery candle rather than an actual flame. 

I’ve shot a video of the process. You can view it below or on our YouTube Channel HERE.


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I hope you find inspiration to create your own DIY Luminaries. Enjoy your day!

  1. These are just beautiful and I like the idea of decorating for special events with luminaries that firt the theme perfectly. Great idea. And yes, they would make awesome gifts too.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous. What a great idea. Quick, easy way to create an atmosphere. Thank you for the idea. Not just for Halloween.

  3. Oohh! I just picked up a few battery operated tea lights on a whim earlier this week. I am definitely going to make a few of these now!

  4. These luminaries are beautiful, Shari! What a great addition to any decor. I think I’ll have to try to make one. TFS!

  5. This is a great DIY. One can personalize the candle holder not only with color, but also with different cuts/themes. Just awesome!

  6. Gorgeous luminaries!!! That is a great idea! I love learning new ways to use my dies! Especially for home decor!

  7. So pretty in all the different designs and easy on the budget decorating for a special occassion. Just beautiful and thanks for the tutorial!

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