Halloween Tea Light Luminaries
These projects are easy to make and dramatic to use as decorations for Halloween – and to think that they’re originally cupcake wrappers!
- Black/Orange or color of your choice cardstock
- Small punches – Halloween themed
- Corner rounder with guard remove to make scalloped edge
- 1/8’ and 1/16” hole punches
- Tea lights (or if you prefer battery operated tea-lights)
- Adhesive of your choice
- Optional: fire-retardant spray
- Punching guides from “Cupcake wrapper template” (hole punch 4 and hole punch 5 were used above)
- Print the punching guides on cardstock – the print size of the pattern is 8” x 3”, so three to four patterns can easily fit on one sheet. Cut along the outside lines (refer to assembly instructions included in the set “Cupcake wrapper Template ”).
- Punch the scallop edge using the corner rounder, then punch the large holes along the border with a 1/8” hole punch. Punch the small holes with a 1/16” hole punch.
- Use the “dot guides” in the middle of the wrapper and punch out the fall/Halloween figures.
- Form into a circle, and then adhere overlapping edges. Optional: if you don’t want to worry about the luminaries getting burned – use a fire retardant spray. However, I noticed that as long as the candlewick is cut short and it is not in drafty place, the flames cannot reach the paper. I think that the ones I made above lasted for about an hour then burned out without any incident.
- Set the candle on a fire-and-heat-proof surface. A ceramic surface is best – use a small plate/saucer or a tile counter.
- Put the luminaria over and around the candle – then light the candle (turn off lights!)