Here is an easy and gorgeous craft project for the fall.
I love the soft glow of luminaries in the fall. Luminaries are so enchanting and remind me of nighttime hayrides, cocoa and cozy over-sized sweaters. These paper bag fall luminaries are a quick an easy way to add a little bit of autumn magic to your home or to a classroom.
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What you will need:
Brown paper bag
Black construction paper
Carefully poke a hole in the front of your paper bag and cut a large rectangle out of it. Make sure to cut it close to the bottom so that the light shines through and leave a little bit of an edge all around your rectangle.
Cut a piece of wax paper just a bit larger than the hole that you cut out of the paper bag. Draw a tree trunk with a Black Sharpie.
Flip the wax paper over once you have finished your drawing. Squeeze and spread school glue on the wax paper where leaves would be. Tear up pieces of fall colored tissue paper and press the pieces on the glue.
Use more glue if needed and overlap with more pieces of tissue.
Tear up different colored tissue for the backdrop. Spread out more glue around the tissue leaves and press the backdrop color around the leaves and fill up the rest of the wax paper. Let the tissue paper dry and then trim any excess tissue that is hanging over the edge of the square of wax paper.
Tape the wax paper over the hole in the paper bag.
Cut long thin strips of black construction paper to form your window. Glue 4 strips around your picture to frame it and then glue 2 more strips in a cross through the middle.
Open up the bag and place a flameless tealight inside and watch it glow.
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My light doesn’t shine through the window. How can I fix it? I tried raising the tea light and using less tissue paper but nothing works. Has anyone made this and had success? Please, help.
I am not sure. I am sorry that it did not work successfully for you. Where did you cut your square?
We cut our square pretty close to the bottom. I am sorry that I did not specify that. I will edit the post to include that. Here is a video of the craft if that helps. https://www.facebook.com/thepinterestedparent/videos/1282503315189299/