- Mrs. Yorkie
- 13 years ago
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
Here are a few photos of one of the luminarias that I made. :o)
Those look so awesome! How did you attach the pictures to the frames?
That’s what I want to know too! The Martha DIY article DOES NOT address how to affix the photo to the framework..
I used a small bead of craft glue around the inside edge of the frame, which worked pretty well. On a few of them, though, it caused a couple of slight ripples in the vellum as the glue was drying. They weren’t a big deal. If I had it to do again, I might go with one of those strong adhesive tape runners that scrapbookers use.
In re-reading Martha’s instructions, it appears as though the glass is used. In that case, I’d guess that the little prongs on the frame that hold the backing in might by pushed in to hold the vellum against the glass.
Thanks for the great tip! I will find that scrapbooking tape!
I plan on doing these for our wedding, I found the MS post a while ago and fell in love.
I did a few mock-ups for our design conslut and I think they came out good and look nice on the table here are a few pics of the frame and the table (the vase will be different than the one you see here)
I used frames from the dollar store and black duck tape to secure them. To secure the picture in the frame I left the glass in and uses the prongs. For the actuall wedding I’m going to try the ikea or michaels frames I need 45 of them and it’s hard to find that many in good shape at the dollar store.
I adapted the design to make lightweight centerpieces for a 50th Anniversary event using vintage photos of three generations. Photos were printed on vellum which was ‘sandwiched’ between two back-to-back mat boards with identical cut outs, using adhesive ‘dots’ (scrapbook suppliers). I used black masking tape (Dick Blick Art Supplies) as the ‘hinge’ and selected black internal mat boards to ensure the tape blended. Rather than using real candles I opted for battery operated candles…the light was more consistent and no worries about the heat affecting the heat sensitive vellum photos. These were a big hit… [attachment=1192077,151091] [attachment=1192077,151092]
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