How’s this for brilliant? These DIY luminarias can line your ceremony aisle, point the path to the wedding reception, designate the dance floor—you name it. Besides being crazy-versatile, the lightweight beacons are a cinch to construct.

January 16, 2015
Paul Barbera

THE TOOLS

  • Template
  • Printer and paper
  • Translucent paper
  • Small LED light
  • Double-sided tape

HOW-TO

  1. Download and print the template.
  2. Take the print to a copy center and enlarge it to whatever size you want.
  3. Trace the pattern onto translucent paper, and cut and fold where indicated.
  4. Place a small LED light inside, and use double-sided tape to secure. Voilà! Everything is illuminated.

THE DETAILS

"Pergamenata" 160-gram paper (for geodes), $6/sheet; nycentralart.com. Submersible LED lights, $16 for 6; skylanterns.us.

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