DIY Candle Box / Luminary Using Picture Frames


Here is a super simple craft that turns out so nice.   The best part about making this candle box / luminary is that it costs so little to make because you can get almost all the supplies from Dollar Tree.


  • 4 Picture Frames (I got mine from Dollar Tree)
  • 2 Placemats found at Dollar Tree
  • Black Spray Paint
  • Hot Glue Gun




  1. Spray paint the placemats black on both sides.placemats-painted
  2. Once the placemats are painted you will take the glass out of the frames and cut 2 of those rectangle shapes out of each placemat.
  3. Next put the placemat sections in front of the glass and lock into place.frame-side
  4. Using your hot glue gun, build a box using each frame as a side of the box.
  5. I recommend a jar candle inside the box since there is no bottom to this box and you don’t want flames reaching the frames.  Since the glass is on the inside, the flames wont reach the placemat pieces.  However, use at your own risk and don’t ever leave it unattended.


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