Post # 1
I was over at my venue this weekend at dusk – and realized how lovely it would be to line the stairs leading to our reception area with luminaries of some sort.
That said – I don’t have a CLUE how best to go about doing this. And, of course, I didn’t count steps 😉 But, I think there would be at least 60 I’d need to make.
Ideas? Any idea how much they’d cost. How does the paper not catch on fire??
Post # 3
If you want to do them as cheap as possible I’d suggest white paper bags run through your printer with a variety of simple designs on them. Put some sand or rocks in the bottom so they don’t tip over (and you candle can nestle down in the middle safe and sound). Use votive candles that come in glass or plastic, as the flame & wax will be contained in the holder, and not tea lights because they will burn out after a couple of hours.
You can get crazy and try cutting out designs along the top or sides but keep in mind that you don’t want the bag to be too flimsy or let wind in.
I’d also stay away from the LED tea lights, you wouldn’t have to worry about fire but they really arent that bright and you’d have to use a few in each.
You can buy these from oriental trading for $4/dozen
or a 100 plain bags for $10 (including shipping) off ebay (and I’m sure elsewhere):
Post # 4
Target sells a pack of 40 white lunch bags for $2. I’m using scalloped scissors to trim the top and making LED throwies to put inside.