How-to Make Luminous Lantern Centerpieces

Bring the light of the Christmas season to your table with lanterns and candles. Purchase lanterns in two different sizes in a color that coordinates with your dishes. Remember that an odd number will look more appealing. Place pillar candles in the large lanterns and votive candles in the small ones. If desired, put a candle wreath inside each lantern or simply add small beads as shown. Set a runner down the length of your table. For added color, you can place some Christmas greens in the center. Arrange the lanterns on top of the greens. For an even more glorious glow, put a small, votive-filled clear glass container at each place setting. Wrap each candle holder with a ribbon and a coordinating strand of tiny beads.