Luminaries - Decor Project
From the book Christmas: 101 Wondrous Ideas to Make (Better Homes & Gardens)
A walkway dotted
with these luminarias 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. Cup will remain
5. Set luminaria
outside. Place candle inside cup and light. (Use small votive candles
to keep flame protected from the wind.)
6. When luminarias
have finally melted, pick up the cups.
ideas like this can be found in the book
Christmas: 101 Wondrous Ideas to Make (Better Homes & Gardens).
(C) Better Homes and Gardens
to Decorating: Index