DIY cut-paper candle holders | How About Orange

March 20, 2012

DIY cut-paper candle holders

I experimented with cutting some paper the other night and made these bumpy candle holder wraps.

I trimmed some sheets of computer paper to sizes that would fit around the glass containers I have. Then with an X-acto knife, I cut a billion different-sized U shapes into the paper and bent the little flaps over so they stuck out. Double-stick tape secured the wraps. Kind of an interesting texture.

37 comments:

Grandma G said...

Gosh, that looks like a lot of work! But well worth the effort! Cool!!

Mum

Jessica Jones said...

It goes pretty fast. Unless you get engrossed in your TV show and forget to keep cutting.

Grandma G said...

Or run into your finger. :(

Lauren said...

I like these a lot! I think with black or orange construction paper these could be spooky for Halloween, too. Thanks!

Anne Mage said...

very cute ^_^

Resmi... said...

That is so cute and looks a super-easy project. Thanks for sharing.

Resmi

Stephen Coler said...

so simple, yet so beautiful! i may have to try that out!

Beas said...

How crafty is THAT!
Beautiful!

Periwinkle Paisley said...

Those are really neat! Boy, you must be loving life as Tangerine is THE hot color this year!

Beth K said...

Love this idea! I'm going to try it with frosted vellum paper.

Momma2MyGirls said...

Have an important dinner to throw soon, and spent most of the budget on the food, so these will make inexpensive and cool table decorations that I can give away at the event! thanks for the idea!

Jo Way said...

I love this idea - bet it would look awesome with paper that was silver on the inside (so the light bounces off the folded back flaps). Think I have to try this.

Busana Muslim said...

WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share..

Rose said...

How fun and so simple!

evdokia t. said...

pretty & simple idea!

Shalini said...

Looks like a fun and simple project.

Karin said...

Really nice, so easy and "only" with normal paper!

Victoria said...

What a beautifully simple idea. Love it

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Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

What a fun idea! I bet it'd also look great for a pillow if you layered a wool felt over a contrast fabric for the peekaboo sections.

Marisa said...

They look really cool! Thank you for posting these crafting ideas, I love diys that don't require much money.

Barbara said...

Very easy to do on my Silhouette digital cutter! Make one u shape, tell it to fill the page, then cut! Done is just a couple of minutes. May hands would never stand up to using a knife anymore.

Emilie said...

wow, that's gorgeous !

reb said...

these paper cutting is very beautiful, but as a wife of a fire fighter paper and candles don't go together. I would use the battery lights instead of a votive. Most of the calls my husband went on were started by candles.

:) Dorothee (: said...

That is so beautiful. I will totally try that! Thank you for sharing! :]

Emma said...

Great idea- I love the patterns of light cast off by the candle! I think I will be trying this one...thanks Jess for sharing so many wonderful DIY products with us all :)

Michael said...

The paper decoration is on the *outside* of the glass vase, right? :-0

Else, you might want to keep a fire extinguisher handy! ;-)

Jessica Jones said...

Yep, it's on the outside of the glass :)

Patrice @ Wedding Ideas Now said...

Thank you for sharing my favorite kind of project: one that's both easy and has a big impact. I shared your DIY on my Facebook page because I think DIY brides will find this handy, too.

Hollow Lemon said...

Such a cute idea! I can't wait to try :)

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Anonymous said...

If you are going to do a lot of these, you can buy a "U" shaped wood lathe tool and then just punch the -shape on a self-healing cutting board. If you use a rubber-mallet to hit the head of the punch it goes so fast. You can even do multiples sheets at one time.

melanie ann said...

I love it. I can't wait to try it.

decoguy said...

this is so cute! i like if you use different colour or pattern paper it will look really nice too. do u have any recommendations to what other pattern to cut out?

Anonymous said...

Nice keep it up......Well done

Carols Crafting Corner said...

Great use of an electronic die cutting machine like my KNK Zing or KNK XL! :-) Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Jamie B said...

Oh my goodness,I LOVE this idea! What I love most is you could pretty much use any paper print or color you want and because of the cuts in the paper you can still see the light coming through. I just finished a round-up of home decor projects using paper and I just couldn't resist featuring your awesome paper candle holders. You can see it here:
http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/20-DIY-Home-Decor-Ideas-using-Decorative-Paper#

Thank you for sharing :)
PS I love your blog, it's one of my favorites!

Anonymous said...

Amazing

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