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Nautical Tea Lights

Maybe you are planning a little summer evening party on your patio or terrace and need quick, easy and inexpensive ways to decorate it. You can make these bags within a few minutes. The nautical theme fits well to the season and these add a pleasant light as well. After you have completed them, they simply need to dry about an hour before you can use them.



Nautical Tea Lights 2

For this project you will need:

- white paper bags
- paper napkins with nautical motifs
- decoupage glue
- flat paint brush
- small glass for tea lights
- battery operated tea light (for safety)

Nautical Paper Napkin
This is how the paper napkin looked like that was used for this project. To make two bags, two halves of the paper napkin were used so that each bag could have a seashell and starfish motif on it.


Nautical Tea Lights Tutorial 1
1. After choosing the paper napkin, cut out the motifs you wish to use on your bags. Then discard all but the top layer of the napkin and arrange them on the bag.

Nautical Tea Lights Tutorial 2
2. Then carefully brush on the glue over the entire motif. The glue saturates and adheres the napkin to the bag. When finished and while the glue is drying, insert something flat, such as a pair of scissors in the bag to separate the top and bottom of the bag, just in case the glue also goes through the paper.
3. Once dry, place a glass in the bag and add the tea light to the glass to use.

Nautical Tea Lights 1
These add atmospheric lighting to your tables.





A Selection of Summer Paper Crafts

Maritime Welcome Sign

Vacation Savings Bank

Silhouette Paper Lighthouse Window Decoration

Canvas with Seashells Inchies

Nautical Tea Lights

Decoupaged Paper Maché Fish Decoration

Decoupage Box

Decoupage Cardboard Tote Bag

Homemade Wrapping Paper

Decoupaged Paper Maché Cat

Nautical Tea Lights



More Craft Themes:

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Summer Paper Crafts

Summer General Crafts

Summer Wood Crafts

Summer Textile Crafts

Birthday and Greeting Cards

Patriotic Crafts

Maritime Crafts

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