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Making Paper Tea Light Shades


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April 25, 2016

pretty lit tea lights with tubular paper shadesThese beautiful light shades will give a beautiful fairy grotto feel to a springtime buffet.

Use electric tea lights rather than real candles so there is no danger of the paper catching on fire.

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Supplies:

  • A5 coloured paper
  • pencil
  • thumb tack/drawing pin
  • a chopping board, corrugated card, or polystyrene tile
  • double sided sticky tape
  • electric tea light
Paper "Tea Light" Shades
 
Paper "Tea Light" Shades
 
Paper "Tea Light" Shades
 
Paper "Tea Light" Shades
 
Paper "Tea Light" Shades
 

Steps:

  1. Draw a simple design onto your paper. If you don't have any A5 paper, just cut a sheet of A4 in half.
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  3. Place your design onto your chopping board, corrugated card, or polystyrene tile to protect your work surface.
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  5. Use the thumb tack or other sharp tool to make holes along the lines of your design.
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  7. If your design includes words, don't forget to write the letters backwards.
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  9. Apply double sided sticky tape to one short edge.
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  11. Curl the paper into a cylinder and secure with the tape.
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    Paper "Tea Light" Shades
     
    Paper "Tea Light" Shades
     
  13. Turn on your light, place inside the tube and enjoy the display.
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