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Project

Vellum Shields

Cocktails at sundown are more memorable when you supplement the waning daylight with Asian-inspired lanterns.

Materials

  • 7-day candles in glass vessels (sold at supermarkets)
  • 8 1/2-by-11-inch sheets of vellum paper in the color of your choice
  • Wooden chopsticks

Steps

  1. Step 1

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    Sandwich the candle between 2 sheets of vellum, clipping the sheets together with 2 sets of unseparated wooden chopsticks 1 inch in from edges.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, July 2006

Reviews (8)

  • SharlaStarr 20 May, 2009

    go to paperandmore.com they have great, fast service, low prices, and high quality product. i use them for any of my paper needs.

  • summercielo 8 May, 2009

    Where do I find Vellem paper?

  • ladyeloriaga3 28 Aug, 2008

    At the top right part of the page, there is a section called "Also Try." The origami lanterns are shown there.

  • ImpressiveSteph 28 Aug, 2008

    The lanterns on strings are under Origami Lanterns, I found a link on the same page with this how-to, under the Other Great Ideas at the bottom of the page. I plan to use both ideas for an end of summer party with friends this weekend. The directions seem straight forward, and look beautiful. I'm excited to use them.

  • dsmall 10 Jul, 2008

    I would also like to know how to on the ones on strings. Thanks

  • Mazaya 5 Jul, 2008

    Yes, I'd like to know how to make the ones on the strings as well. Thank you!

  • Mazaya 5 Jul, 2008

    Yes, I'd like to know how to make the ones on the strings as well. Thank you!

  • tgonza98 5 Jul, 2008

    How do you make the ones on the strings?