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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Sparkling Luminaries

  Sparkling luminaries. An easy inexpensive make-in-an-afternoon Christmas project .
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These frosted luminaries  are made using  craft basics - glitter,  glue, paper and glass jars reclaimed from the recycling bin. For embellishment I sorted through a box of bits and pieces left over from other projects. They are so easy they barely need instructs but some very basic instructs are included at the bottom of the post.  You'll see these popping up here and there in the coming months.

The pinwheels are made from book pages.  The letter circles are edged with pipe cleaners.( I cut the book page in half then fan folded. 2 half sheets per pinwheel.) 
 Here are some rustic winter luminaries I made .






Reindeer images  can be found at The Graphic Fairy.




Some frosted luminaries for a pink Christmas display.





Directions: Print out some appropriately sized images from online or your collection. Clean label free jars are coated with glue (I use Tacky Glue it dries clear) Image is applied then the jar is coated with glitter. When the glue is dry I added a few embellishments from the box of left over  bits and pieces from other projects. A battery tea light (2 for $1 at Dollar Tree) and that's it. (Do not use a flame tea light in these)
The handle of the luminary is made from twine covered wire found at Lowe's. 

 Have a Blessed Week!
Susan 

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