How to Make Wire Mesh Luminaries
These easy-to-make wire mesh luminaries will add a soft glow to any wintry outdoor space.
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- 12x24" decorative aluminum sheeting
- vellum paper
- craft knife
- spray adhesive
- (4) 1" screws
- (4) washers
- (4) wing nuts
- battery-operated touch light
Mist Panel With Spray Adhesive
Mist the back of the metal panel with spray adhesive, moving back and forth in even, controlled spurts.
Attach Paper to Panel
Roll the vellum paper out on a flat surface, and lay the metal panel sticky side down on top. Then, using a craft knife, cut any excess vellum paper away.
Bend Panel Into Cylinder
Once the adhesive is dry, bend the panel into a cylinder with the vellum paper on the inside. Line up the panel's decorative grid so there's space to push the screws through.
Secure With Screws
Push the screw through a washer, then push through the vellum paper and metal panel. Secure the connection with a wingnut on the inside of the cylinder. Screw together at each end and once in the middle so the cylinder properly holds its shape.
Add Touch Light
Turn on the battery-operated touch light and place inside the cylinder.
Make several more luminaries to line your exterior walkway throughout the holiday season.