Make this lovely Nativity Luminary to celebrate Christmas this year.
This Nativity Luminary set is a wonderful way to celebrate the birth of Christ during the holiday season. This is a quick and easy project, and is a nice addition to your holiday decor. Add some tea lights to light it up in the evenings.
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Quick links to information in this post
1. Materials needed to make a Nativity Luminary
2. Cutting Instructions
3. Luminary Assembly
4. Nativity Luminary Cut Files (SVG, DXF, PDF, PNG)
Material needed to make the Nativity Luminary
- Tea Lights
- Cutting Machine (Optional)
Prepare and cut your file
Download the file from my resource library and download it onto your device. You need to unzip it and then load into Cricut Design Space. The file also comes in DXF, PDF, or PNG if you’d like to use another cutting machine or cut it out by hand.
When you open the file in design space, ungroup all the layers that are grouped. Then change all the lines to score lines instead of cut lines. Next, attach the cardstock layer to the score line layer for the outside of the luminary. Do the same with the vellum layer, which is gray, and the score lines for the vellum. Do this by selecting both layers and clicking on the “attach layer” at the bottom of the layers panel.
Assemble Nativity Luminary
After cutting out your layers, fold on all the score lines for the vellum and the cardstock.
Next, place glue on the vellum sheet around each rectangle area. Place the vellum on the inside of the cardstock luminary, lining up the score lines. Place a book on top of the vellum to keep it from curling up while it dries for a couple minutes.
Now, glue the edges of the bottom lid to the edges of the luminary box.
Last, glue the luminary closed.
Repeat for the other luminaries and let dry. When it’s all dry, add a couple tea lights to light it up. These would be a great gift to give to friends and neighbors to spread the light of Christ to others.
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