Printed Paper Votive Luminary

Printed Paper Votive Luminary

I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday! Here is a basic project to get back into the swing of things and dress up those plain glass votives! Let your creative juices flow on this one ~ There are so many possibilities…

I started by creating a template. I made two…One with a birdie design here and a blank template here so you can create your own designs!

Print on cardstock and cut out. I used scalloped scissors on the top of the birdie cover to give it a little design.
Fold each cut out on the dotted lines to create the sides of the luminary.
To add some sparkle, I used white glue to outline my image then sprinkle with glitter.
One dried, I lightly rubbed a glue stick on each tab and secured together forming a box. Simply place over a glass votive and light.
A quick and easy way to dress up your candlelight…with practically a $0 price tag. You can easily change designs too or how about just using the template on decorative scrapbook paper. Endless possibilities! Enjoy!


  1. Sooooo PRETTY…I love candles, so any new and neat ideas for them are always welcome! HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your family!


  2. I love the top edge on the first example. I did something similar to this to replace the sleeves that came with my Febreeze Luminary kit:

  3. Stephanie Lynn,
    These are great! Thanks so much for the templates.

  4. Very clever! Thanks for the idea!

  5. This rocks! Thanks for the templates too…:)

  6. So pretty! What a great craft.

  7. These are beautiful and would look great for parties! Thanks for sharing the templates!

  8. These are just too cute!

    I love your header the colors of your blog!

  9. Oooh, that’s pretty. What a great idea for mixing up your candle decor (or a new idea for me anyway). 🙂 And easy to boot. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Thanks for linking up. 🙂 It’s really pretty. Hope you have a Happy New Year. 🙂

  11. wow! they are so cute. They look so classy! thanks for sharing!
    Happy New Year!

  12. That is such a great idea! I am always looking for new ways to dress up candles.

  13. Such a great idea! And something you can do over and over again in so many ways. Thanks!

  14. What a huge inspiration you are!
    I will try to do such a wonderful craft in order to decorate my undecorated home.
    This craft is so beautiful and useful too!


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