You Will Need:
1 pair of scissors
10-12 (or more) brown paper lunch sacks
1 bag inexpensive, unscented cat litter, or sand
10-12 votive candles (in a votive size glass candle holder)
Step 1: Fold a paper sack in half and, draw half of a pumpkin with a pencil (on the fold side).
Step 2: Cut out the pumpkin.
Step 3: Place 1-2 cups of cat litter in each sack. This will weight the sack down.
Place the votive candle (in a glass holder) inside each sack. Use a back and forth motion to "nest" the candle in the cat litter. Light the candles 15 minutes prior to your event.
Note: Feel free to use a stencil to trace the pumpkin. I drew each one free hand and, do not worry if each one is not exactly the same size, shape.
I used the cut out pumpkins around my flower centerpiece. I wrote "SMS" on each one, with a Sharpie marker. (The initials for "St. Mary's School").
Simply arrange the pumpkins flat on the table. A fun "pop".
I love the way these turned out!
Here come the guests! The walk was all festive, as they arrived.
Paper luminaries add a nice touch to your party. I hope you can use this idea very soon.
Living With Flair,
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