Easy DIY Paper Bag Luminaries for Christmas (with VIDEO)

Easy paper bag luminaries for Christmas that are safe to use around kids and pets.

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I've always loved the look of luminaries at Christmas time but with little kids and dogs real candles are just not happening. So I decided to make some super cute and EASY paper bag luminaries myself with battery operated candles for a totally safe option that will complement my farmhouse decor and are perfect for the holiday table or mantle.

These paper bag luminaries are totally simple to make and use just a few supplies that you can pick up at the grocery store if you don't already have them at home. Your kids can even help - just leave the cutting step to the grownups.

How to Make Paper Bag Luminaries for Christmas

To see how easy these paper bag luminaries are to make, watch the video below! Then keep reading for supplies and detailed instructions.


Here's what you need: 


Start by tracing your cookie cutter shape with a pencil onto the front of a paper lunch bag. I made Christmas trees but you can do a variety of holiday shapes.

Use an xacto knife to carefully cut out the shape. Erase any stray pencil marks.

Cut the top off of a colored sandwich bag, then cut it open for a flat, single layer square. Trim to fit the inside of your bag.

Lay the sandwich bag square inside the paper bag against the cut shape and use tape to secure it.

Turn on your battery operated votive or tea light and place it inside the bag. Fold closed and punch 2 holes into the top. Secure with a ribbon.

That's it! Your paper bag luminaries are not ready to decorate your holiday table or mantle.

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Super easy paper bag luminaries you can make at home. Use battery operated candles for safe Christmas candle decor around kids and pets. Super cute farmhouse inspired Christmas idea that your family will love. #diy #Christmas #farmhouse #Christmasdecor

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