Ever drive around your town on Christmas Eve and see all of the driveways or shops in a small downtown glowing with magnificence? These spectacular sites generally start with candles. Even if you are not a candle maker you can get your entire neighborhood involved.
Step 1 Select a votive to use. For making this project you can use one that you made or a standard 15-hour votive.
Step 2 Fill the bag with enough sand to prevent the bag from blowing away in the evening. Place the votive in the bag and light. Naturally these should only be used in outdoor displays.
Step 3 Line along driveway or sidewalk.
Note: Even though it is outside, extreme caution should be used.
Cut designs into the bag or add decorations to the outside of the bag. Snowflakes, stars and candy canes always add a special holiday touch. As identified in the feature article you may even want to think about donating these to your local business if you can place your label on the outside of the bag.
If you are expecting guests, try scenting them so your guests will be surprised with the pleasant smell of Bayberry, Christmas Cheer or some other wonderful holiday fragrance.
Since the votive is not seen the color is not important. You can use up all of your scrap wax to make these candles.
If you are making these for your own use, you may want to use soup cans, pet food (if metal) or other metal containers.
If you have snow on the ground, make a large snowball and hollow out the middle then put a candle in it. Make sure to keep these candles away from shrubs, trees and other flammable objects.