12. December 2011 21:11
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 luminary candles. And even if you are not a candle maker, you can easily get your entire neighborhood involved. Here are 5 tips to help you make your own magnificant luminary candle display.
Secret #1: 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. If you can place your label on the outside of the bag, you may consider donating the luminary candles to your local business for a perfect mix of generosity and promotion.
Secret #2: 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.
Secret #3: Since the votive is not seen the color is not important. You can use up all of your scrap wax to make these candles.
Secret #4: If you are making these for your own use, you may want to use soup cans, pet food (if metal) or other metal containers.
Secret #5: If you have snow on the ground, make a large snowball and hollow out the middle then put a candle in it. Make sure you keep these candles away from shrubs, trees and other flammable objects.
Learn how to make a luminary candle in 3 easy steps.