Monday, October 9, 2017

Window Box Night Light or Luminaria

The Window Box Thinlits create a really nice box to put in a battery operated tea light that turns it into a night light or holiday luminaria.    The thinlits come with three different cut outs for the windows on the sides, and I choose the small dots for my Merry & Bright Luminaria.  I cut it out using retired designer series paper, but liked the thickness of the old kraft paper so if you want to use current product the thick Whisper White and Very Vanilla would work nicely, and you could add Designer Series Paper or stamp on it before you cut it out.

I used Fast Fuse Adhesive to put the box together, and the trick to making it easier is to cut off the two side tabs on the bottom layer before putting it together.  I do not adhere the top lid down because I want to be able to take the candle out when the battery dies and be able to replace it without tearing the box.

I finished the top by adding some wooden snowflakes that were left over from a past Paper Pumpkin kit, added my tag, tied the bag with retired Gold Satin Ribbon.  I think these will be a nice addition to the other holiday items I have made for my Craft Fairs, and I plan on keeping one for myself to put in my powder room as a nice night light.

Note -  In the other boxes  that I made, to decorate the top I cut out snowflakes using Gold Glimmer Paper and the three  snowflakes in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  They added a nice shimmery addition to the top of the box as well.

 I couldn't get a good picture of what it looks like when it is dark, but the light shines nicely through the small holes.

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