This winter village scene luminary would make a pretty centerpiece for your Christmas table. Keep reading to learn how easy it is to make one.
I have a pretty blue snowflake tablecloth I use every year for Christmas. When I was playing around with the Hearts Come Home stamp set this week, it occurred to me that I could use the coordinating Hometown Greetings die set to make a pretty tealight cover that would make a perfect centerpiece to use with that tablecloth.
With a flickering electric tea light inside the luminary, it looks just gorgeous!
All week long, I have been showcasing ideas for using the Hearts Come Home stamp set and coordinating Hometown Greetings die set. If you missed any of my projects, be sure to click on the link below to check them out.
Hearts Come Home Stamp SetHometown Greetings Die SetLayering Circles Die SetFlameless Flickering Tea LightsVersamark Ink PadGold Embossing PowderHeat ToolStar Shaped Sequins with adhesive backingGold Metallic Edge RibbonVellum
Cardstock colors: Night of Navy and Whisper White
Adhesive: Tear & Tape Adhesive, Snail Tape Runner, and Mini Glue Dots
Cut the paper:
- Cut (2) pieces of Night of Navy cardstock that are 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Place the long edge at the top of a scoring board (or use the scoring blade on a Stampin Trimmer) and score at 1/2″ and 4-1/2″. Repeat for the second piece.
- Cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock that is 6-1/8″ square.
- Cut (4) pieces of vellum that are each 3-3/4″ x 4″.
Form the luminary top:
Take the square piece of Night of Navy cardstock on place on a scoring board. Score at 1″ and 5-1/8″. Rotate 90 degrees and score at 1″ and 5-1/8″.
Using the above image for reference, cut on one of the lines in each corner to form tabs.
Turn the piece over and add adhesive to each corner tab. I recommend glue dots or Tear & Tape adhesive.
Turn back over and fold up 2 adjacent sides. Fold the tab in behind the long side. Line it up and then press to seal. Repeat for all remaining sides.
Your finished top will look like this when you have assembled it.
- Mark the center point of each of the 2 panels on the remaining Night of Navy pieces. Use the 3″ circle from the Layering Circles die set to cut out a window in each panel, using the spot you marked to ensure it is centered. The circles can be discarded or added to your paper scraps. Use Tear & Tape adhesive on the 1/2 inch edge of one of the pieces and adhere it to the other piece to form a longer piece.
- Cut out 4 village scenes from Whisper White cardstock using the dies in the Hometown Greetings die set.
- Use Versamark ink to stamp the sentiment (“All Hearts Come Home for Christmas”) below one of the cut out windows, centering it on the panel. Sprinkle it with gold embossing powder and dump off any excess. Repeat for the remaining panels.
- Use a heat tool to emboss the sentiments. You will notice the color changing as the powder melts.
- Turn the long Night of Navy piece to the back side.
- Cut one of the village die cuts down so it has either 2 buildings or 1 building and 1 tree. Center it in the window to see how it looks and cut away the excess.
- Add adhesive around the bottom of the window and stick the village die cut down.
- Repeat for the remaining windows.
- Apply tape runner on all outer edges of one of the vellum pieces. Stick to one of the panels, completely covering the window. Repeat for the remaining pieces of vellum.
- Add 1 or 2 star sequins above each of the houses on the front side of the panels.
- Apply Tear and Tape Adhesive to the tab on the edge of the piece and adhere it to the back of the beginning panel, forming a box.
- Run a length of Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon all the way around the sides of the lid, using 1 mini glue dot in the center of each side to help hold it in place. Overlap the ends slightly and adhere in place with mini glue dots.
- Tie 4 bows with the same ribbon, trimming the ends at an angle. Use mini glue dots to adhere a bow to the center of each lid side.
It should go without saying, but only use electric tea lights or candles with your winter village lumaria.
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For more fun ideas, be sure to check out the rest of my Christmas crafts.
I hope this tutorial has inspired you to make some Christmas decorations this year. Until next time… Happy Crafting!