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Paper Craft for Christmas - Santa Luminaria Bag

Luminaria bags are easily decorated with paper napkin motifs. If you tear your napkin motif out rather than cutting it, it looks more natural when glued onto the bag. Add a touch of glaze and glitter and you have an elegant decorated that adds not only light, but also warmth (due to the candle) to your home during the winter months.



Christmas Luminaria Bag

For this project you will need:

- paper luminaria bag
- paper napkin of choice (prefer a napkin where the motif covers half of the napkin vertically if you can find one)
- paper napkin applique glue
- 3D glaze or dimensional paint
- iridescent glitter
- paint brush
- candle
- glass for holding candle


1. Tear the paper napkin motif out and use only the top napkin layer. Adere the napkin to the bag and let it dry completely. You can also adhere the napkin using fusible web (both tutorials in the tutorial links below). The advantage of this technique is that you do not have to wait for the napkin to dry and also there are less wrinkles in the motif.
2. Add 3D glaze to the details.
Christmas Luminaria Bag - 3D Glaze

3. Sprinkle glitter onto the wet glaze and tap off the excess glitter. Let it dry.
Christmas Luminaria Bag - Adding Glitter

4. Once dry, place a candle inside of a glass (for safety reasons) and place glass inside of bag.

Illustrated Card Craft Tutorials:

Paper Napkin Applique with Fusible Web Tutorial

Paper Napkin Applique With Fusible Web Tutorial

Paper Napkin Applique

Paper Napkin Applique




Christmas Luminaria Bag
Though the bags are flame resistant, it is still recommended to place a tea light in a votive glass or use an electric tea light candle to be safe. If using a real candle or tea light, always remain in the room while the candle is lit.




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