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All Things Paper
These pretty paper luminaries are a very easy and inexpensive way to add a little pizzazz to your table for a special occasion or just because. Make a few to complement other decorative accessories, or make many and group them together to create a glowing tables cape.

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  • How to make a votive / candle holder. Candle Luminaries - Step 1
    Step 1

    Measure the circumference and height of the container with a measuring tape. Add approximately 1/2 inch (13 mm) to the circumference so there will be enough paper to overlap when it is wrapped around the container.

  • How to make a votive / candle holder. Candle Luminaries - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use a pencil to mark the length and width on a piece of copy paper. Draw corresponding lines with the aid of a ruler. Use scissors or a paper trimmer to cut the paper.

  • How to make a votive / candle holder. Candle Luminaries - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut along one edge of the paper with decorative edge scissors or pinking shears. Be sure to stay as close to the edge as possible, using it as a cutting guide.

  • How to make a votive / candle holder. Candle Luminaries - Step 4
    Step 4

    Pierce a hole with a small hole punch in the center of each scallop or pinked V. It may be helpful to dot the centers with a pencil before using the punch. This allows for more precise placement.

  • How to make a votive / candle holder. Candle Luminaries - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use a larger punch to make a row of evenly spaced holes along the bottom edge of the paper.

  • How to make a votive / candle holder. Candle Luminaries - Step 6
    Step 6

    Apply a strip of double-sided tape to one end of the paper. Wrap the paper snugly around the container, over- lapping the ends. Try different papers—vellum, parchment, or tissue—for a variety of looks.

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