Holiday Luminaries

As you and your neighbors make the rounds from house to house, light the way with these festive luminaries. They can be made well in advance. Simply light them just before your guests arrive.

Clear glass quart jars
Tea light candles
Red faceted plastic beads
Artificial wired pine garlands (13-inch lengths)

Place 1 cup sand in the bottom of each jar. Use a long-handled pastry brush to level. Place tea light candle in center of sand. Sprinkle about 1/4 cup of beads around each candle, using pastry brush to distribute them evenly. Wrap garland around outside bottom of jar and twist ends together to hold; arrange garland as desired.