I spend a stupid amount of time on pinterest looking at craft projects to get ideas. I recently found this adorable votive holder while browsing and really liked the way it looked, but I wasn't able to find similar source images very easily.
So I dumbed it down a bit and made some quick and dirty LED votive holders that look really great with minimal effort. :D You can use landscapes or skylines - whichever you like! They're a nice way to get a bit of light without having to leave clunky looking LED tealights out and about.
Step 1: What You'll Need:
- images with high contrast from a book or printed on regular printer paper
- an exacto knife
- glue - I chose a glue stick
- LED tealights
Also, when looking at LED tealights, I really recommend the yellow ones - they can make your votive holders look like the sun is setting, which is really pretty. :D
Step 2: Resizing, Editing and Printing
- San Francisco skyline image, found here.
- Louisville skyline image, found here.
- Tree image, found here.
I cropped them a bit and edited a bit if needed.
Step 3: Trimming
Trim off the bottom of the page. If you have a big white border at the top, trim that down to about 1/8 inch. Leave a 1/4-1/2 inch white border on each edge of the photo.
Step 4: Folding
Fold over the top edge to the back of the paper so you can't see any of the white from the front. Then fold over one of the side edges the same way.
Step 5: Gluing
Run a line of glue down the edge of the side you didn't fold over. Press the folded edge onto the glue and hold it until it sets up. It should be nice and round now!
Step 6: Ta-da!
Now you've got a super quick and cute holder for LED tealights. :D