Photo Centerpiece

Photo Centerpiece

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2006


If you're throwing a party for someone's anniversary or birthday, the guest of honor will shine with a set of photo frame lanterns. They consist of three hinged photo frames set around votive candles. The black-and-white photos are printed onto ecru-colored vellum paper, which is translucent enough for the images to be visible by candlelight.


  • Three-hinged photo frames

  • Votive candles

  • Vellum paper

  • Paint or stain

  • Ink-jet printer

  • Cloth tape


  1. Disassemble three like-sized frames, setting aside their fronts and discarding their backings. Paint or stain wooden frames desired color; let dry.

  2. Upload or scan photographs into a computer. With editing software, make the images black and white, and resize them to fit your frames. Print them onto vellum paper with an ink-jet printer.

  3. Using cloth tape, hinge frames together to form a triangle. Stand frames around a candle in a protective glass holder.


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