Monday, 7 November 2016

DIY -Tea light holder!!


 Its November and this month the theme for this month @ Happy Little stampers is " Alcohol inks ". Since we recently celebrated Diwali - the festival of lights here in India I decided to make a tea light holder. Its small and makes a wonderful gift for any occassion.

Choose a Frame die that you like and then die-cut 12 pieces of that frame from a black or metallic colour card stock. Glue two pieces together to make the frame sturdy as this is for the outside.

Next take a piece of vellum that is 4/12 times larger than the fame of your choice. Use Alcohol inks with inblending tool to create a texture on the vellum piece.

Now if the fames created earlier was black use metallic powders or pearl pigment powder to add a metallic finish.

Once done, Add the outer frame pieces on to the vellum leaving a gap of 1/8th " between each frame.

Adhere the pinside piece of the frame on the back side of the vellum such that everything layers perfectly.

Now fold the frames on to each other so that a square tube is formed. Cut away any excess vellum showing on the outside of the frame.

Now take a piece of cardstock to create a base for the tea light. Here i have used 6" x 3-1/4" piece
scored at 1/2", 2-3/4", 3-1/4", 5-1/2" on the 6"side and 1/2" from both ends on the short 3-1/4" side.

Fold and burnish all the score lines. Cut away the four corners, and slit the two small squares on the score lines

Fold all the tabs and create a closed box

This base needs to be the same size as the area inside the famed walls.

create and enjoy I hope you like this


Alcohol inks- Hazelnut
                       Mountain Rose
Blending Tool
Blending felt
Card stock
Frame Dies
Pigment powder
Scoring tool
tea light
Die cutting machine


  1. These light holders look awesome..Very innovative..

    1. Thanx Richa!!! really appreciate your comments.

  2. this is a beautiful project. What a wonderful gift to receive.

    Barb Housner

    1. Thanx so much Barb!!, appreciate you stopping by.

  3. These are so pretty Seema and any recipient would be lucky to receive one!

  4. I must try this Seemaa - thank you for all the instructions!
    Fabulous make for the Happy Little Stampers!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

    1. Thanx a ton Susan!!appreciate your comments.

  5. This is so lovely. I like the way you made it and I will have to try it myself. If I can find some time for it.
    xxx Michelle (DT sister)

    1. Thanx so much Michelle!! would love to see when you try it


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