Luminaries - Decor Project
From the book Christmas: 101 Wondrous Ideas to Make (Better Homes & Gardens)
walkway dotted with these luminarias (luminaries) warmly ushers
guests into your home's embrace. Line a path with luminarias or place
one on each side of your front door.
What You Need:
* Small plastic
bucket, such as gallon ice cream bucket
* Small evergreen branches
1. Line sides and
bottom of bucket with greens and fruit. Place plastic cup in middle
so top of cup is level with top of bucket (you may need to add extra
branches beneath the cup). Continue filling in fruit and greens
between cup and sides of bucket.
2. Place two
pieces of duct tape at right angles across bucket opening to keep cup
from floating around.
3. Fill area
between bucket and cup with water.
4. Put bucket in
freezer or outside until frozen. It will take 8 to 24 hours to
freeze. To unmold, set bucket in sink filled with hot water to
loosen. Remove duct tape and slide out ice luminaria (luminary). Cup
will remain inside ice.
5. Set luminaria
(luminaries) outside. Place candle inside cup and light. (Use small
votive candles to keep flame protected from the wind.)
6. When luminarias
(luminaries) have finally melted, pick up the cups.
About Luminaries (Luminarias)
known as luminarias, can be a gorgeous type of decor when
entertaining. Wedding luminaries (luminarias) and Christmas
luminaries (luminarias) are popular, as are ice luminaries and candle
luminaries like the ones in the project above. Luminaries can be made
for outdoor use, or can be displayed indoors, but be sure to use
proper precautions for fire safety if you are making candle
luminaries. Line a walkway with luminaries at Christmas or for summer
party decor. Use them as centerpieces when you are decorating for a
dinner party or reception. Luminaries are a fun craft project, and
they will dazzle and impress your guests the next time you are
enteraining guests, throwing a party, or planning a wedding.
ideas like this can be found in the book
Christmas: 101 Wondrous Ideas to Make (Better Homes & Gardens).
(C) Better Homes and Gardens
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