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Make Photo Frame Luminarias

2 August 2009 18,450 views 8 Comments

by heather

Chica and Jo are such great frugal crafters. I love seeing what they come up with! Here's a great idea for wedding centerpieces (or would even be fun just for home decor - I'm thinking holidays, especially): use dollar store frames to create a special three-sided luminaria for tealights. You can also use battery-operated tealights if you want to avoid the whole fire issue. [click here for project details and instructions]

Project Estimate:

  • 3 frames, $3
  • Vellum, $1
  • 3/4" ribbon, $1 or on hand
  • Hot glue gun, on hand
  • Candle or battery-operated tealight, $.50

Total: $4.50 and up

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  • Chica and Jo said:

    Thanks for including us! We love your idea about using the luminarias on holidays and special occasions too!

  • Jessica H. said:

    I love this idea! I wish I had seent his before my cousin’s wedding last year. Very elegant.

  • Kerri S said:

    This is such a great idea! I hope I can remeber this when it comes time for me to plan a wedding!

  • pam said:

    I’m with you! Christmas holidays! Thanks so much for sharing this great idea. My wheels are already churning!

  • maskedmommy said:

    Heather, this is so cool! You find the coolest stuff ever! I wish I could go back in time and get married again so I had a reason to make these. Maybe I’ll make it for a baby present for someone or something…

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  • nicole c said:

    I came across these, and thought they would look great as centerpieces for my niece’s wedding shower. They were a huge hit, and so affordable!!

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