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Create Moroccan Style Luminaries

paper luminaries (9)paper luminaries (11)Paper lanterns and luminaries are super easy to make but they look so astonishing after lighting’em up. You need a few basic craft supplies, a few minutes and it’s done!

paper luminaries (10)These Moroccan style paper luminaries can be great for last minute and in a budget party decoration.


  • Card-stock paper
  • Pencil
  • Styrofoam
  • Thumb-pin
  • Craft glue


paper luminaries (1)Prepare a piece of cardstock and draw a simple pattern on the middle part of it with a pencil. Placing a styrofoam under the cardstock will make it easier to pop holes on it.

Use a thumb-pin or anything with a pointy edge to pop holes along the design on the paper.

paper luminaries (2)Pop the holes nicely and try to keep even distance between the holes.

Done popping holes along the entire design? Apply glue along the edge of the paper.

paper luminaries (3)Join the sides to form a cylinder.

I used 2 clothes pin to hold the sides while the glue dried.

paper luminaries (6)Place a candle in a glass and then place the paper luminary over the glass. The candle should be shorter than teh glass and the glass should be shorter than the luminary.

Light up the candle and enjoy!

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