Rustic Luminaries

Written by Stacy Chbosky
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Rustic luminaries are a beautiful and enchanting way to light a picnic. Rustic luminaries are also perfect for turning a plain campground into a wonderland of light. For centuries, rustic luminaries have helped people to celebrate special events, and to create magical landscapes out of ordinary places.

Rustic Luminaries, the Smart Way

Just because you are placing these luminaria candles in a rustic setting doesn't mean you can't go about it the modern way. In the past, sand was one of the essential luminaria supplies. You created the luminaries by filling paper bags with large quantities of messy, annoying sand.

Finally, they came up with a smarter way to do it. You can now find these hollow, plastic rectangles to use as bases. You fill them up with water or sand, then cork them with their plastic corks. That's all there is to it. Now you have a plastic base that fits perfectly into your luminaria bag, weighs enough to hold the bag down, without weighing too much, and which can be used again and again without refilling.

By not having to refill your luminaria bags with sand, you'll be surprised at how often you'll want to start decorating with these lights. Without the annoyance of having to order sand, take time to fill up the bags, and then go through the trouble of throwing the sand away, you'll want to decorate with these lights all the time. You can put them out for Christmas or Hanukkah, New Year's, Valentine's Day, Halloween, the 4th of July, and Memorial Day.


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