DIY Tissue Paper Luminaries

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tissue paper luminaries

As the Halloween decorations come down, I find myself searching for inexpensive fall decorations that can even carry on into Christmas. I took an idea I saw on Martha Stewart and turned it into these DIY tissue paper luminaries. Not only are they quick and easy to make, but it only cost $7 for all three! The tutorial is below, but if you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below.

Materials:


1 Pack of multi-patterned or colored tissue paper. The thicker the better.
3 Tall votive candle holders
3 Candles or electronic candles. I picked up these battery operated candles at the Dollar Tree for $1.
Tape
Scissors


Step 1: Cut a strip of tissue paper from the color you want on the bottom of your votive holder. Fold up the bottom edge of the strip to form a smooth edge for the bottom of the holder. Use tape to fix it to the bottom of the holder as pictured above.


Step 2: Do the same as step one with the second color of tissue paper. Be sure to fold the bottom of the strip up a bit to form that smooth edge.


Step 3: Repeat step 1 with the last color of tissue paper, but this time, make a fold on the bottom and top of the strip of paper as pictured above. This created a smooth edge for where the tissue strips meet and for the top of the votive holder as well.


Step 4: Place the candles inside the holders and enjoy!

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28 comments

  1. What a great way to decorate for the seasons. Great tutorial.

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  2. Those are gorgeous, I wonder if I can give it a shot.

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  3. What a neat idea and I love how they turned out. It doesn't hurt that it was a super cheap project as well.

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  4. You are a genius. I would never have guessed that these were homemade!

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  5. These are such pretty decorations!

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  6. Those are very cool. I really like the paper.

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  7. I love how creative you are. Your DIY posts are some of my favorites out of everything you share.

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  8. This looks so amazingly easy! That I could even do it LOL.

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  9. Wow! Looks awesome! These would make great gifts!

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  10. Well, they look great, like store-bought.

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  11. they are adorable and would make great gifts too. love it so creative

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  12. I like that these will cover all the holidays, and look good year round if they match your decor.

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  13. What a great craft idea, especially for this time of the year.

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  14. Love it! Wonder if this would work with leftover tissue paper after birthdays, showers, etc.

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  15. So pretty! Oh, and I think I can do this! :)

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  16. Jenn, they would definitely work with any type of tissue paper and really any size container.

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