Monday, August 16, 2010

Wood Paper Luminary

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!

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Lori said...

Fantastic addition to an office or any room for that matter Good thing they make flame-less candles!

Kristine said...

This is sooo AWESOME Sue! I never wouldda thought to use a flameless candle (I've never boughten those) but it sure looks FABULOUS like it could even be a centerpiece at a fancy restaurant! Beautiful design and so creative =)

Lagene said...

WOW!!! This is awesome! Beautiful wood paper for this project!