Monday, May 25, 2015

Lilac Rose Petals Luminary

I've had this craft in the back of my mind to do for some time.  I saw this post a couple of years ago and thought the rose petal tealights a cute idea. The only problem I had with it was that I thought that they were too small and making a larger one would involve buying lots of flowers to take apart and lots of plastic spoons.  Lucky for me I had a huge stash of plastic spoons left over from when I made spoon flower napkin rings.   Faux flowers can be very expensive, too, especially if you have to buy a lot.  On a recent trip to visit friends in North Carolina, I found packages of rose petals - 100 for one dollar!  Right away I knew that I could finally make the kind of luminary I wanted to.   A  very large one!

Here's how I made it.

 Materials Used:
Clear plastic spoons (100)
Two packs of rose petals - 200 for $2                                        
Craft scissor                                
Tacky Glue
Hot glue gun  
Large glass round container 
LED battery operated flameless candle 

 1.  First, cut off the handles from the spoons.

2.  Next, I started out using tacky glue on the bowl of the spoons to glue the petals on but found this too time consuming waiting for the glue to dry, so I switched to using hot glue instead.  Doing this made it so much quicker.

3.  Glue the spoon petals on starting at the top rim.

4.  Be sure to overlap the petals.

5.  Continue gluing on the petals around the glass.

6.  Stagger the next row of petals between the first.

7.  Continue staggering each row of petals.

8.  Midway, turn container upside down to make it easier to glue the remaining petals on. Leave space on the bottom to glue on a row of plain petals so that the glass container can sit flat on the surface.

9.  Insert a LED flameless candle and you're all set!  And it was so easy to make!

Looks lovely inside or out!

Take a little time to enjoy


Happy Crafting!


  1. That is beautiful, Gail! ♥ the color.

  2. Gail, Marigene is right, this, and your other flower petal creations, are beautiful! Like having beautiful flowers all the time. Love it! :)))

  3. What a cute idea. I could see these made for a shower or a wedding!

  4. How pretty and great instructions, as always! Thanks for sharing on the Spring Craft Blog Hop.

  5. This is so gorgeous Gail! I'm sure it looks amazing when the flameless candle is inside. So pretty!

  6. Very easy to make and very pretty!

  7. Very cute! Thanks for sharing on Wake Up Wednesday

  8. What a great idea and a wonderful tutorial.

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  10. Hello Gail, I wanted to thank you for stopping by and adding your support for my fur babies.
    Yes, they give us unconditional love. We will care for them no matter what. I have to tell you, your rose petal vase is darling and creative. So many possibilities. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Oh Gail, this is so, so, so pretty! I have seen this done with just spoons, but I love your version. The flower petals make it look so elegant and feminine. Another beautiful creation, my friend. Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

  12. Such a beautiful luminary! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creativity on The Inspiration Board at homework!
    Have a wonderful and creative day!
    carolyn ~ homework

  13. Thank you for sharing your creative project on the Bowdabra Saturday Crafty Showcase. We look forward to you sharing a new projects next week.

  14. I can't believe you lucked up on PURPLE flower petals for $1. I have seen smaller version of this, but this makes a statement. Another clever creation!

  15. This is so pretty! I wonder if I could do this for my daughter's room!
    Visiting from the DIY Sunday Showcase link party. Have a great week!
    Kate |

  16. Gail, your crafts are amazing!! I love it!! Thanks for linking up with Idea Box link party! Hope to see you again next week!

  17. oh wow this is so awesome!! I love this rose petal luminary and I think this would be so cool for a wedding!! Awesome idea and beautiful execution!

  18. Very cool! Thanks for sharing with Idea Box.

  19. Love this Gal I can see it in so many colors in so many settings - perfect. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  20. This is such a great idea, and SO beautiful! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up with us over at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again this Friday! Feel free to bring a friend!

  21. hi gail- this is soooo cool! It's a Friday Favorites feature over at this week! Party goes live Thursday night! Hope to see you again! Please grab a party button or we all love a social media shoutout to grow this party! laura

  22. Pinned! I love this, Gail. Best wishes, Linda Crafts a la Mode

  23. Great job! I appreciate your sharing and beautiful results.

  24. I have been making flower pedals for years on conac glasses i do not use the spoons i just glue the pedals on the glasses i put bows on the stems of the glass so pretty i have sold them too made lots of money on them i make all colors. If i knew how to take a pic and post it to this site i would please email me at Thank you Jackie fredenburg


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