Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Vellum Candle Lanterns

  • Clear vellum, 8 1/2"x 11"
  • Ribbon, string or raffia
  • Hole punch reinforcements
  • X-ACTO knife, paper cutter or scissors
  • Votive candles
  • Votive candle holders
  • Standard size hole punch
Note: Please read the Page "Working With Vellum" before you begin.

Print the design of your choice onto a piece of vellum. My images measure 3" x 6 1/4" and I could fit 3 on each sheet. Let your print out dry completely. Cut out each printed panel carefully.

Punch holes on opposite sides of the design.

Attach a reinforcement around each hole on the back side of your vellum.

To get the vellum to form a circle, roll the vellum tightly from one end, unroll, then roll again from the other end.

Lace the ribbon or string through the holes. I used a piece of raffia for this set.

Wrap the vellum around a votive candle holder with the candle in place and tie the lantern closed. Light your candle enjoy!

SAFETY TIP: Never leave your lit candles unattended!

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