How to Make Luminarias

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How to Make Luminarias

Luminarias are candle lanterns that are used to line walkways for nighttime parties and get-togethers.  Your luminarias can be very simple or complicated.  It's up to you!

votive candles
paper bags

With your scissors, cut designs in the sides of the paper bag that will allow light to shine through.  Smaller shapes work best, and many small holes will let light scatter all around your lantern.

When you're satisfied with the look of your luminaria, pour a few cups of sand into the bag.  This weighs it down and keeps the bag and candle from blowing away.  Nestle your votive candle in the sand and set the luminaria in place along a walkway.  When night falls, light the candle.