Not too long ago, I posted this link about using galvanized buckets as luminaries, and I thought it was such a neat idea for the farm.
Well, as I was doing some more online research, thanks to my friend who mentioned the baby food jar candles, and stumbled across this idea:
|Mason Jar candles|
It's the same principle, just using Mason Jars instead of the buckets.
In the photo above, they are filled with sand, and then candles of different sizes are stuck in the sand.
Simple as that. I like that you can use jars of different sizes, for a casual look.
Then, I found this photo at an HGTV slide show on their website. It utilizes the same idea,
and this time they have the same size jars and candles.
|Mason Jar luminarias|
Apparently, in this one, they used Epsom Salts as the "sand", and it gives it a nice, clean look, almost like snow in the bottom of the jar.
Since they are clear and you can see what's inside, you could literally use anything in the bottom.
We have some large hurricane jar type vases/holders on our dining room table, and I've used everything in them from sand, to salt, to coffee beans, I even used inexpensive aquarium gravel
(from the local pet store) in different colors.
I think we'll definitely have to have a supply of Mason Jars and candles ready for when we need them.