I made this Wood Paper Luminary for an accessory at my husband's office. The office is almost done! Yeah!
Obviously, I would not want an open flame this close to wood paper. ;) I happened to have one of these Glade Flameless Candles on hand. (I got it FREE after coupons and rebates.) It's scented and comes in several scents. This is PERFECT for a luminary!!
I did not take pictures along the way so I apologize that you will have to READ instead of look at pictures.
3 pieces 4" wide x 4-1/2" high (Sitka Spruce)
3 pieces 3/4" wide x 4-1/2" high (Bubinga)
1 piece 14-1/2" wide x 1-1/4" high (Wenge-bottom)
1 piece 14-1/2" wide x 1-1/4" high (Ebony-top)
I started with 1 piece of the 4" x 4-1/2" (Sitka Spruce) and 1 piece of the 3/4" x 4-1/2" (Bubinga). I laid them next to each other upside down and scotch taped them together so they wouldn't slide during stitching. I stitched them together with a double zigzag stitch. I repeated this step until all 6 of these middle pieces were sewn together. I DID NOT SEW IT IN A CIRCLE. It is just one long piece at this point.
I then taped and stitched the bottom (Wenge) and top (Ebony) pieces to the middle section. I then used a Martha Stewart paper punch on the top piece to make it more decorative. Using a permanent adhesive strip, I ran it down one and and taped it to the other end...creating the circle.
Slip it over the flameless candle and ENJOY!
Wood Paper Sample Pack
You will receive 26 - 3" x 4" pieces of each species we offer. You will also be able to see the different backing types and paper thickness available.
26 Wood Species
Backings Included: Paper, Fleece and Wood
Thickness: .016", .018" and .024"