Papercut luminaries are the perfect way to create a cozy and intimate setting. Whether it’s just you sitting on the couch with a blanket and a book or a few of you gathering around the table for a holiday dinner! Personally, I plan to use these luminaries to decorate my Thanksgiving table this year — along with our gold paper herb napkin rings and our crepe paper pear branch.
Because the design is intricate, we recommend using a cutting machine to make your papercut luminaries. Of course there is always the option to cut by hand as well.
A deLIGHTfully simple project
These papercut luminaries are a simple DIY craft to make with your cutting machine. Plus you only need paper, glue, and some LED candles to complete the project. We just love our new pack of gold paper that’s now in our shop and have been looking for any excuse to use it, but you can use whatever paper you prefer.
Along with using these luminaries as table decor, you could also use them to decorate your mantel. The crepe paper pear branch would work well here too, or you could add some mini paper pumpkins or Halloween wall decor. However you decorate, make sure to share your photos with us by tagging #MadeWithLia!
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- Cutting Machine (recommended)
- Craft Scissors and Detail Knife (if cutting by hand)
- High-Temp Hot Glue Gun
Download our SVG file if using a cutting machine or the PDF template if cutting by hand. We recommend a cutting machine for this project because of the small, detailed design.
You can use text weight or cardstock in the colors of your choice (we used metallic golds from our new 10-pack). Once your design is cut, fold along each scoreline. First glue the side tab to close the luminary, then glue the top tabs together. Add your LED candles, then place them on your mantel or tabletop!