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I am thinking about using some paper luminaries at our reception site. I was inspired by the picture at the bottom of this inspiration board:

 

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All the luminaries I am finding online are kind of cheesy. Does anyone know where I can find some like in the picture? Or how to go about making them? Thanks!!!

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You should make them, they're very easy to make. Design or download a pattern that you like, trace it on the bag and cut it out. I think they're a great idea!

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I was going to say the same thing, it would be much cheaper to just make them, especially if you cant find ones you like.

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I believe they're made by gluing a paper doily to the inside of a paper bag. We bought inexpensive votives from Linens-n-things (with 20% off coupon).

 

Our wedding coordinator arranged to have sand put on the bottom.

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You're right, Cheese Diva! I just found this link that explains how to make them!

 

Lacy Luminarias and more inspiring wedding dresses, bouquets, cakes, favors, and advice on marthastewart.com

 

This seems so easy, cheap, and easy to travel with! And I think luminaries originated in Mexico. We are having our reception dinner on an outdoor terrace and I think these would look great on the ledge.

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i made those ones for martha stewart's website..they turned out really cute! I cant wait to see them lit up around the pool at my wedding!! Plus they were SOOO easy to make!!

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they are really easy to make, and a lot of girls have done them. I have to think about who did them so you can look for pictures, but I would make sure your resort allows them before you make them.

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i made those ones for martha stewart's website..they turned out really cute! I cant wait to see them lit up around the pool at my wedding!! Plus they were SOOO easy to make!!
Chprfan ~ Have you posted any pictures of your luminaries? I would love to see how they turned out. Did you use the gold foil doilies, and if so, where did you find them? Thanks!

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