Paper Luminaries

In this recent online workshop we demonstrated how to make a softly lit wintery scene. This really easy crafting activity is suitable for all ages with lovely results. Luminaries can be easily customised for all seasons, and used indoors or out. 

To make a luminary similar the ones below you will need:
  • A4 white paper
  • A Pencil
  • A Ruler
  • Black felt tipped pens or marker (permanent ink works best)
  • Scissors
  • Clean cooking oil
  • Paint or pastry brush
  • Baking tray to fit A4 size paper
  • Kitchen roll (or absorbent cloth)
  • Paper clips or pins
  • Battery tea light

Click the image to watch an edited recording of live event here

Below we have researched links to others that inspired our making as well as to wonderful artists who use natural materials:

Tutorials and Templates 

DIY: Paper Lanterns by Crafted in Carhartt: 

Paper Lantern House by Hutch Studio: 

DIY Dimensional Paper Lanterns by A Piece of Rainbow: 

How to Doodle Tissue Paper Lanterns by Artful Parent: 

Lanterns by Artist Kate Lycett: 

Light in Wintertime 

What is Diwali?  Short film by Scenes of Reason: 

Keep an eye on our website for forthcoming events via our website.  In the meantime check out our ‘Getting Creative’ section where you will find lots more ideas.