Here's what you need:
Digital Cutter (or craft knife)
Sand or Rocks
Here's what you do:
Open out the sides of the paper bag (use the creases that are already there). Find the seam of the bag and fold the bottom up on the same side. This will be the back of the luminary.
Cut a piece of cardstock that fits tightly inside the bag. Apply a light coat of spray adhesive and then insert the cardstock inside the bag.
Use your digital cutter to cut out the design. Make sure you cut on the side without the seam. Remove the cutout pieces and carefully pull the bag off the cardstock. If you don't have a digital cutter, you can trace a design on the bag and cut it out with a craft knife.
Add some sand or rocks to weigh the bag down.
Add a candle to create a spooky glow (I used battery operated votive candles).
Luminaries look great along sidewalks and stairs.
And, they look so cute glowing in the dark!
Come back later to get the free digital file to create your own.
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