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September 25, 2017

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Today’s project is a bit of a somber one as we’re honoring those who are no longer with us, but if you’re someone who needs to honor someone special at your wedding, it’s a fabulous idea. We’ll help you let faux candlelight shine through your favorite photo of them in a cute display at your reception. Our compact and quick Canon TS9020 made these vellum prints look absolutely perfect with the borderless feature. The soft transparent glow will warm the hearts of everyone who loved them and keep their spirit present during your celebration.

These DIY In Loving Memory photo lanterns are an awesome idea!
Print your favorite photo on vellum to create a DIY lantern memorial at your wedding!
These DIY In Loving Memory photo lanterns are an awesome idea!

SUPPLIES:

  • Canon TS9020 All-in-One Printer
  • 8.5″ x 11″ Inkjet Vellum
  • LED Candles
  • 8.5″ x 11″ White Cardstock
  • 4″ x 6″ or 2.5″ x 3.5″ Frame
  • Glue Dots Gluetape
Print your favorite photo on vellum to create a DIY lantern memorial at your wedding!

Design Your Print

Using your favorite design software (mine is The Print Shop), layout your loved ones photo(s), borderless, and centered on a 8.5″ x 11″ canvas.

These DIY In Loving Memory photo lanterns are an awesome idea!

Print On Vellum

Using the highest quality print settings on your Canon TS9020, print each photo on 8.5″ x 11″ inkjet vellum. It’s important to buy the “inkjet” type because you can’t print on regular vellum! These prints look stunning in real life, even better than the photos!

Print your favorite photo on vellum to create a DIY lantern memorial at your wedding!

Wrap + Adhere

Using Glue Dots Gluetape, run a strip of the adhesive down one side of the vellum, then wrap around and adhere the other side to create a hurricane shape lantern.

These DIY In Loving Memory photo lanterns are an awesome idea!

Add An LED Candle

LED candles will be the safe choice for these paper lanterns. I wish I could capture how pretty they look with the flickering light, shinning from within the vellum… but these photos don’t quite do them justice.

Print your favorite photo on vellum to create a DIY lantern memorial at your wedding!

In Loving Memory

Print our free “in loving memory” signs at the end of the post or design your own and frame for the display.

These DIY In Loving Memory photo lanterns are an awesome idea!
Print your favorite photo on vellum to create a DIY lantern memorial at your wedding!
These DIY In Loving Memory photo lanterns are an awesome idea!

Vellum Light

My favorite thing about this project is how the photos look with the light shinning through the vellum, it’s such a pretty, almost romantic glow.

Print your favorite photo on vellum to create a DIY lantern memorial at your wedding!

DIY TUTORIAL SPONSORED BY:

Canon - See Impossible

Canon U.S.A., Inc. prides itself on allowing consumers to create and preserve beautiful imagery, from capture to print. With wireless technology and seamless printing capabilities, you can print your photos and printables with precision and ease.

These DIY In Loving Memory photo lanterns are an awesome idea!

As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY and it will show up on our Get Social page. Happy Crafting!

DIY Tutorial Credits

Photography + DIY Tutorial: Jen Carreiro of Something Turquoise // Canon PIXMA TS9020 Photo Printer: courtesy of Canon // 8.5″ x 11″ Inkjet Vellum: Amazon // Glue Dots Gluetape: Amazon // LED Candles: Amazon // Little Frame: Michaels // Nail Polish: OPI – Withstands the Test of Thyme


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