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Burlap & Lace Luminaries

I've always loved the combination of rustic burlap and delicate lace. They compliment each other so well, and have inspired so many craft and home decor ideas. So, using these materials as my inspiration, I've created some some fun luminaries.
Here are the completed luminaries. Wouldn't they be fun as a housewarming or hostess gift? Or even as centrepieces for a rustic barn wedding?
I started out with som simple burlap ribbon, lace I picked up for $0.99 for 5 meters on clearance, 2 mason jars, a pickle jar (yep, I shopped my recycling bin for this one), some plain white pillar candles, and some logs (Ignore the logs though. I ended up scrapping the idea of using them).
This process was really simple. I just cut the burlap ribbon to size, and taped it. You could also use a glue gun or double sided tape too.
Then, I did the same thing with the lace, and for some of them, I used a smaller burlap ribbon scrap to wrap over top of the lace. Some were then secured with twine, and others were left plain. Here they are all finished.
I used the same process with pillar candles. I had originally intended to place these on top of the logs, but it didn't end up looking very good.
For the luminaries, I just added a simple tea light. I recommend using a bbq lighter for these.
That's it for my rustic and elegant luminaries (and candles). Check out my blog to see more pics.

To see more: http://apurdylittlehouse.com/2015/02/15/burlap-lace-luminaries/

Ask the creator about this project

  • Jodi Barkholtz
    Jodi Barkholtz Stephenville, TX
    on Feb 16, 2015

    I like this.Looks great.

  • Treesa X
    Treesa X Tucson, AZ
    on Feb 16, 2015

    these look awesome!!

  • Sue brown
    Sue brown New Zealand
    on Feb 16, 2015

    So simple and the look is lovely,i shall copy:)

  • Peggy Burdette
    Peggy Burdette Springtown, TX
    on Feb 16, 2015

    I like the candles but not the jars

    • Mary
      Mary New Gloucester, ME
      on Feb 17, 2015

      @Peggy Burdette I love the jars. so country

  • Martha Burrell
    Martha Burrell Lake Toxaway, NC
    on Feb 16, 2015

    I love the rustic look.

  • Val
    Val Marathon, NY
    on Feb 16, 2015

    Pretty neat idea! Are the pillar candles the type that don't melt completely? What a pretty arrangement on the silver tray too! Did you paint the surface of the tray too?

  • Sue Purdy
    Sue Purdy
    on Feb 16, 2015

    Thank you Val. The candles don't melt down, and I suppose battery operated candles could also be used. The tray was a thrift store treasure I picked up for $6.00. I use it all the time for table centrepieces and vignettes. Cheers :)

  • Ann
    Ann Florissant, MO
    on Feb 16, 2015

    Thank you, I have everything to make these,you are so talented, I want some for my patio,lots of snow out there so today is a good day to make some. Again,thanks

  • Ann
    Ann Florissant, MO
    on Feb 16, 2015

    now in st Charles mo, do not know how to change address

  • Melodee Perrett
    Melodee Perrett Boone, IA
    on Feb 16, 2015

    Very nice. Thanks for nice simple idea that is pretty.

  • Lottie_davenport @aol.com
    Lottie_davenport @aol.com Deland, FL
    on Feb 16, 2015

    I love this idia. thank you.

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Feb 16, 2015

    Love these!

  • Cheryl Fitch Noble
    Cheryl Fitch Noble Saint Louis, MO
    on Feb 16, 2015

    I covered different size mason jars with lace, tied twine bows around the top,filled the bottom with sand and set them in clusters of 3 with votive candles on the patio tables for center pieces at my daughter's wedding!

  • Kathy Isaac
    Kathy Isaac Clinton, IL
    on Feb 17, 2015

    I just meant those who don't like it shouldn't say something hurtful.

    • Mary
      Mary New Gloucester, ME
      on Feb 17, 2015

      @Kathy Isaac i agree Kathy. Some people are so rude.

  • April Pelfrey
    April Pelfrey Vancleve, KY
    on Mar 18, 2015

    I happened to have liked the idea of the scrap wood pieces..I wrapped even smaller ones different heights and lengths depending on the size of jar or vase- with burlap around' the containers/also, with a clean enough cut one can use glue to adhere to the bottom or ( grip putty) to the inside of them as well to be able to adhere the smaller flameless craft candles then wrap the jar after to hide all or part of the wood inside'...You had a great idea after all...I truly enjoy this site!!!

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