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Make Your Own Icy Luminaries
Fire and candles have long been used to guide and welcome travelers and guests. Give this tradition a twist by making your own icy luminaries this winter.
Use milk cartons, coffee cans, tins and buckets as a mold for your icy luminary. You will also need a smaller container to create the space for the candle.
Fill the container with water. Add food coloring, glitter, berries or other decorations for a festive twist. Sink the smaller container in the water. Use stones to weight it down and keep it in place.
Set these in a spare refrigerator or outside in cold climates to freeze. Once frozen, and just prior to use, bring your luminary out of the cold and rinse with warm water to release it from the mold. Remove the center container at the same time.
Place an outdoor light or votive candle inside the luminary and then set it outside to greet your guests.
A bit more information: Sound like too much work? Consider purchasing a make-it-yourself kit like the Ice Globe Luminary Kit. All you do is add water to create your own family fun and holiday centerpiece or outdoor lighting.
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