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Christmas Luminaries

December 18, 2015

While searching on Pinterest I found a cute little Luminary by Debra Smart here.  Debra shared some quick instructions to show how she made them but didn’t have a specific tutorial for their creation.  I decided to add a platform to the inside that would hold my battery operated tea light and I decorated using the Snowflake Elements and the Home for the Holiday Enamel Dots.  I created my own instructions and the ladies at the  Beachmere Retirement Resort made these on our all day class. 020 I embossed Vellum Cardstock using the Snow Falling Embossing Folder and attached them to the back of the Basic Black Window Frames made using the Hearth and Home Thinlits Dies and added the little piece for the frame to sit on to hold the tea light.  However, when looking inside the frame I didn’t like the look of the raw Vellum edges showing and of course they weren’t all perfectly even either!  Soo… I decided that I would add another frame to the inside of the Luminary so that you couldn’t see any raw edges.  018I did have to trim down the sides of the Window frames a little so that it would fold properly and I could still connect the four sides together.  I also added a little tape to the tea light holder so that it would stay permanently connected to the window frames.  I love how this turned out.  A little glitter with the Gold Sequins also gave it a special look.  Each side has some decoration, so that no matter where you are sitting you have something to look at.  If you would like to make one of these, then please download the Free Tutorial.  You will not find instructions for adding the inside layer (as this was an afterthought), but I am sure that you can work it out.

Bye for now,



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