Remember to be smart — use battery-operated LED lights, or if you use an open flame — NEVER leave it unattended!
Easy DIY Luminaries
plus Ananda has another set over on her site, too! Perfect for a little (or large!) luminary village.
And since paper is an inexpensive supply and easy to come by — why not make a papercut star lantern? Hang it, set it on a mantel or shelf, or set it in the window! Me and My DIY has the template plus different designs for you to try.
Craftberry Bush shows you how to transform plain paper into faux birch bark to make these lovely lanterns!
Or you can use a craft knife (or an electronic cutting machine like a Cricut) with these templates from A Piece of Rainbow to make a lovely statement, any time of year!
Keep it suuuuper simple and wrap translucent paper and ribbon around a glass pillar filled with holiday lights! (via Martha Stewart)
Looking for something even simpler? Okay, just use a battery-operated paper lantern to dress up a table centerpiece or shelf: (via Weddbook)
Or you can pick up glass globe light fixtures at the hardware store (or the thrift store!) — just toss a string of lights inside and you’re all set! (from Home Depot)
Pressed flowers and leaves are a lovely way to remember vacations or even just seasons past — press them between wax paper sheets to make your own floral luminary! (instructions from Mother Earth Living)
Take advantage of the frozen winter and make some ice luminaries to decorate your walkway or porch!
These from One Little Project are so easy it’s ridiculous!
And I love the leaves and berries in these ice luminaries over at A Piece of Rainbow.
So, which kind of sparkle will you add to your winter decor?