Scrapbook Paper Luminaries

Scrapbook Paper Luminaries

Do you ever get a project in your head, and it just drives you crazy till you do something about it?  Not so very long ago, I made these luminaries for my daughter…she has just the perfect spot for them, and I was dying to see how they turned out.  This was a project that just HAD to get out of the space in my head.  I shared it with my readers over at Deja Vue Designs…but I thought y’all would enjoy it too. 😀

During the darker, shorter days of winter, don’t you just love low warm lighting…kinda like a fireplace?  I do.  I think it almost, convinces my mind, to be warm.  Okay, so maybe I’m easily influenced…I don’t know, but it really matters not to me, chandeliers, candles, rusty and shinny….lights are just a really goo thing, and these scrapbook paper luminaries, are no less lovely.

Scrapbook Paper Lumarnies

These take one sheet of scrapbook paper each, and every Wal-mart in America, probably sells these cylindrical vases, usually in the craft section.

Scrapbook Paper Lumarnies

Hey, I made that cake plate stand…for about $5.00.  It’s a Dollar Store Craft.

So, I guess y’all want me to show you how to make these, don’t you? okay okay

Start with one sheet of scrapbook paper for each luminary.


Scrapbook Paper Lumarnies

I could have made these any paper, but Sara was keeping them, so I let her choose the pattern for this particular set.

Lay your vase flush with one of the sheets of paper, and allow a smidge more because these are bent a little in the middle…so it won’t be quite as tall as originally cut.

Scrapbook Paper Lumarnies

I just ran the pencil along the top of the vase, and rolled it, go a little further than you think you’ll need.  Mark the top and the bottom on the scrap book paper.


Now cut off the excess..and fold the bottom part up to the top.

Scrapbook Paper Lumarnies

Crease it.  Now begin to cut strips from the folded side toward the top…just stopping shy of about 3/4″.

Scrapbook Paper Lumarnies

You can make these strip any thickness you like.  I went with a medium sized strip.   Unfold and wrap it around the vase and glue it down on itself…removing the excess.

If you took it off of the cylinder to glue it, place it back over it, push it down just a bit, and the strips will fold outward.


Aren’t they cool?  I love them almost as much as my Halloween luminaries.

100_1651 copy


You could put some washi tape over the ends, but I didn’t find any need in it, I got them tight enough when I glued them.


Well…you ready to make yours?

I shared this cute little beach inspired table at Deja Vue Designs this week…click the picture to head over and check it out.

Beachy Zebra sewing table




rose sig





 You can find me all these ways…

New header with roses

                        1386603032_deja youtube 1386603008_deja twitter 1386602979_deja rss 1386602959_deja pinterest 1386602935_deja instagram 1386602914_deja google 1386602885_deja facebook    

About Tammy Killough

I'm a stay at home wife and mother of four. I began my career in the medical field, but art kept calling me back. I love art of all forms, and wish to inspire this love in everyone I encounter. My hope is that I will teach something or inspired something in everyone I meet.

Like what you see? Don't miss anything.

Follow us!


Pinterest Email Facebook


  1. I love these luminaries Tammy! So pretty, and I can imagine so many different looks depending upon the decorative paper chosen!
    Laura / Pet Scribbles recently posted…Layering Ribbons on a VaseMy Profile

Speak Your Mind


CommentLuv badge


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers