Just Add Water
To make this reflective design, pour water into a mason jar until it is about three-quarters full then add a small sprig of boxwood, holly, or pine, and top with a handful of cranberries. Add more water to bring the berries to about an inch below the top of the jar before topping it off with a floating candle.
Illuminate the Outdoors
Freeze ice luminaries for your garden path! First, fill a small bucket or container about halfway with water and then place a smaller container inside, filled with weights so it sinks down a little. Add berries and greenery around the sides of the small container and allow to freeze. Use hot water to remove your luminaries and set tea lights inside.
Doilies, sheet music, or even copies of old letters from family and friends can be called upon to create memorable candle wraps. Measure the paper around the base of a battery-operated light and then attach with double-sided tape. Grouping a few together on a base with a touch of decorative greenery makes a quick and easy centerpiece.
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A strip of birch bark tied around a clear jar with simple twine and embellished with a sculptural twig adds a wintry note to any holiday arrangement. If there's no birch bark to be had, create your own faux version using thick white or gray art paper and a charcoal pencil.
A Sweet Treat
An Enchanting Centerpiece
A Touch of Sparkle
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