Friday, December 28, 2012

Vellum Luminaries Tutorial

Well we hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are looking forward to New Year festivities. Ill be in bed sleeping well before midnight.. I'm sure! Well when you have to be up milking the cows at 4am the next morning New Years Eve is not important..sleep is!
Most of the DT are away so Im waiting for some more votes for our last challenge and will post the winner soon.
In the meantime, we have an awesome tutorial from Chantell Randall with her Luminaries.

Vellum Luminaries

Way back in July I made a Card and some Luminaries for the Just Add Winter Challenge (JAI # 125). I had several people ask me about how I made them so I have put together this tutorial for you.
They are quick and easy to make, are great for decorating tables, mantles and also make cute little personalized gifts.

The steps I used to make these luminaries and my dimensions are as follows……

Step 1
I started with 1 piece of Night of Navy card stock that makes the base of the luminary and a piece of Vellum that makes the sides.
My dimensions are as follows:
1 – 3“ x 3” . I scored this at ½” on each side.
1 – 4” x 8.5” – score this at 2”, 4”, 6” and 8”’s

Step 2
Cut slits into each side of the Night of Navy card stock and crease to make your box shape. Using sticky strip put the box together.


Step 3
Stamp your Vellum. I have used the Lovely as a Tree stamp set with Night of Navy Ink.
But they can be stamped to suite the occasion you are making them for.

Step 4
Fold and crease your vellum along the score lines – so it makes the outside box shape.

Run some sticky strip down the ½” section – this goes on what will be the outside of the luminary (but don’t stick it together yet).

Step 5

Run a strip of sticky strip around the outside edge of the luminary base.

Starting with the ½” section of the vellum, stick the vellum around the base.

Step 6

Remove the sticky strip from the side of the vellum and stick the vellum wall together.

Your luminary is now complete and you can decorate it with ribbon (which also hides your sticky strip at the bottom and add a small embellishment if you wish.
I use the battery operated tea lights in mine – which are very safe.

Here are some others that I and my Card Class ladies have made.

Chantell and Delys.


  1. Just gorgeous. I absoutely love this idea.

  2. Thanks so much, Chantell. I admired them a few months ago and am very happy that you have put together a tutorial. TFS.

  3. Thanks for sharing this tutorial. These luminaries are looking fabulous. Will definitely give it a try myself.

  4. These are incredible - thanks for showing them lighted. Must make these!

  5. These are wonderful...thanks for sharing!!

  6. Thank you so much for this information. It has been so helpful