- Paper bags
- Craft knife
- Hard plate
Tealight holders made from paper bags are also known as luminaries. These are ideal for both indoors and outdoors. Tealights are just perfect if you want simple but elegant decors and good for any occasions. They can be spectacular lining pathways or as plain as a table decor. They can also used in weddings, Halloween, Christmas and Thanks giving.
1. Get a paper bag. Design a stencil over the front of you paper bag. Trace the shapes using a pencil.
2. Get a hard plate about the same width of the paper bag. I used the hard cover of discs but you can cut our cardboard, etc. Slide it into the bag. This will protect the other side from being cut.
3. Cut along the penciled lines with a craft knife to remove the shapes. After you finished cutting, remove the hard plate.
4. Using your scissors, cut the top of the paper bag depending on your design.
5. Open the bag to a standing position. You can fill the bottom of the bag with sand or gravel. Place the candle at the center.
Now, you have tealight candle holder made from paper bags. The candle flame will illuminate the bag and shine through the cut-out shapes.
Tips: If you are planning to make numbers of these, decorate paper bags in advance before filling it with sands. You can also use rubber stamps for design instead of cutting shapes. A single hole puncher can also be used. Just punch them randomly and you will have a nice design too. Paper bag luminaries are flammable di never left it unattended. If you have any concerns about making and using this type of candle holder then consider using flameless or battery candles.
1/31/2012 05:22:18 pm
Nice post, very creative!
2/1/2012 01:44:13 am
great project! my suggestion: you may use a harder time of paper/board, coz that thing can easily catch fire..
2/1/2012 03:18:15 am
I'll try this when I get home! :D
2/1/2012 05:06:32 am
ang creative!!! i just joined your site! more of creative projects -blog posts to come! thanks!
2/1/2012 07:14:50 am
I saw similar ones when I spent nights in Panglao, Bohol and it is romantic. thanks for sharing us this one but I most prefer this on beaches or open spaces.
2/1/2012 08:40:21 am
This is good for kids to make them busy. Thanks for the easy steps in making Tealight Candle holder.
2/1/2012 06:33:18 pm
I know how to do this. Ang sosyal ng name "Tea light Candle Holders" ang ginamit hindi kandila. Kundi baso at asin, cotton na may mantika. Noon kasi uso ang supot. Yon bang papel na lalagyan ng tinapay. Napaka-old fashion ko talaga. Thanks for sharing this I will try to make this stuff to my kids on day. Mabuhay ka!
2/2/2012 06:37:10 am
inggit ako kasi wala akong namana na creativity sa parents ko. I really look up to people like you . galing. you are so creative and resourceful
5/15/2013 03:00:14 pm
Great Post! I will share this
5/15/2013 03:02:20 pm
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