Maygan and I got crafty the other day and made some Oatmeal Container Luminaries. I think they turned out really neat so I thought I would share the idea with you all. This is a quick project to do with your children or grands and it's a good way of recycling those containers.
We started with large Oatmeal containers, peeled the label off and then I sanded the areas with glue a bit.
I made a paper template for tracing the hole which will be cut out. I cut mine with a razor knife. I found pictures online that we wanted to use. I printed her's on plain white paper and mine on aged paper. Hint - print the pictures on plain white paper, the light shines through them better in the end.
Then we got to painting them, I chose an Oatmeal color, Maygan chose Red.
After the 2 coats of paint dried, I roughed mine up with some sandpaper and then glued the picture on the inside with tacky glue. I also antiqued mine with Antiquing Gel.
I used some stamps and tacky glue to make glittered stars around my container. Maygan used stamps and ink for Candy Canes, Santas and a couple of glitter stars.
Here they are lit up with battery operated Tea Lights. If you make one, please Don't use real Candles!