I love Tool Time, but I also love a thrifty Tool Time. This little project is so easy and starts with a cheap, cheap cutting board from the Dollar Tree Store...
Cutting Board Luminaria
These flexible cutting boards come 2 per package for $1.00 in the Dollar Tree's kitchen section. I'm sure other stores carry them too.
This is a great deal with 2 per package.
You can get 2 large luminaria or 4 small for $1.00
Here's all you need...
- plastic cutting board
- hole punch
- metal brads
On both short ends, measure a center dot 1/2 inch from the edge and 2 more near the corners.
Trace holes on the other end, so they are in the same spots.
Punch with hole punch.
Bring together to form a tube.
You will need metal brads or screws with turning nuts to secure.
Add brads to each hole.
Inside view of brad folded out to secure.
The tube fits perfectly over a candle jar.
You could also punch decorative holes all over if you'd like.
Ok, the candle in this picture looks like the whole thing is going to burst into flames, but it really was just a small flame. Lol
To make a short one, all you need to do is cut the cutting board in half lengthwise.
Punch 2 holes and secure the same way.
The short ones are great for the walkway for holiday luminaries. Much safer than the bags.
Little glass votives are great for this. The tube prevents the wind from blowing out the candle.
Great for a bedside night light too!!
No candle...just a battery powered tap light!!
You can also use the battery powered candles to be safe.
You can also CLICK HERE for a similar project I did a long time ago with a plastic placemat.