Hi there! It’s Cathy and I’m happy to let you know about a new feature here on The Hybrid Chick!!!
Each month, in addition to all the fabulous tutorials and inspiration that we provide, we will now be bringing you a printable hybrid project that you can create, for free! Yep, that’s right I said for free! The Creative Team will work their magic and create a wonderful project and save it in a printable format. We’ll show you how to make the project and give you a link to download the printable so you can make one too! Doesn’t this sound like fun?
Let’s get started with this month’s Freebie Printable!!
I’ve created a summery luminary that you can use to decorate an outdoor party or as accent lighting in your home. I absolutely love sunflowers. When I saw the digital stamp set “Sunny Flowers” by Paper Garden Projects, I knew just what I wanted to make! I wanted the light to shine through the luminary and allow the image of the sunflower to glow. I didn’t want there to be any “seams” in the paper to deter from that. I created the luminary with the sunflower image at both ends of the paper. When you trim it, you’ll overlap the two stamp images and there won’t be a seam to block the glow of the flower! I also used paper from the stunning collaborative digital kit “Around the World” by the Digichick Designers.
Here is how you can create the luminary yourself. Download the files (see the link at the end of this post). Print out the file named 2011_07_THC_Freebie.pdf on an 8.5″ x 11″ paper in landscape orientation. I printed it onto a cardstock by Epson called Premium Presentation Paper Matte. Trim at the top and bottom lines and along the two outer facing edges as described in the directions on the file.
Roll the paper to create a tall tube, overlapping the two sunflower images to help give it shape. Apply adhesive on top of the sunflower image that will be underneath (toward the inside of the tube) and re-roll and adhere your luminary, being very careful to overlap the flower images as closely as possible.
Place the luminary over a battery operated flameless tealight. (Please only use flameless tealights. DO NOT USE ACTUAL CANDLES as the paper will burn and will pose a fire hazard).
At this point you may be thinking that it looks a bit plain. Just wait until the lights are dimmed………………..
That’s when the magic of your work comes alive! You’ve now got an amazing luminary that is simple to make! Make several and use them to create a centerpiece on your patio table or along a deck railing. Set one in your powder room to create a nice glow to greet guests. Place one wherever you would like a little bit of ambiance and light!
You can download the printable so that you can make this luminary by clicking the preview image above or by clicking HERE
I always love to see what you have created, so please share a photo of your project in our gallery!