Make Elegant Wedding Table Centerpieces In A Few Steps

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Learn How to Make Translucent Table Luminaries With Ease

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Translucent Vellum Luminaries



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These centerpieces can be made with either blank sheets of vellum for just a subtle glow. Or you can print any sort of decoration on the vellum you see fit. Consider adding table numbers, graphics or even a silhouette of the bride and groom with information about the special day.

With the addition of a candle, the subtle flickering of the flame adds for some luminescent mood lighting. Consider embellishing with a ribbon for that special extra flair.



Step 1. Start with your favorite color of translucent vellum, if you would like to print on your centerpieces, our contact vellum, by Gmund can be printed with either an inkjet or a laser printer.

Step 2. Take out your glue dots or desired adhesive. We love the double sided glue dots because they are simple to use, have no runny mess and have a strong lasting hold. We’ve found that three glue dots per sheet is beyond sufficient. Affix one at the top, one at the bottom, and one in the middle, roll into a cylinder, line up the edges and attach the other side.

Step 3. Once the two sides are firmly adhered to each other you can stand up the cylinder, and you’ve got yourself a translucent luminary, perfect for any evening event.

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  1. John says:


    Great video!

    I was wondering what was the exact type of vellum paper used in the video?

  2. Deb says:

    where did you find the templates for the design?

    • Steve says:

      Hello Deb,

      They are just 8 1/2 x 11 sheets printed landscape. The samples we printed were just using some stock images, you can use any clip art or graphics you create, silhouettes work great! For dramatic effect, we suggest printing in black ink on the vellum.