Luminaries are an old tradition that was originally brought to America by early Spanish priests and settlers, particularly in the Southwestern United States. The original luminaries were made of brown paper, weighted with sand and lighted with a small candle. This Christmas tradition has been widely adopted by many homeowners around the country because of the beauty of the lights. Why not turn this tradition into a beautiful addition to your Exterior Doors décor this holiday season?
1. Snowball Luminaries
These glowing orbs would be a beautiful addition to any snowy front porch. Make enough to light your entire front walk for a magical winter scene.
2. Vinyl Luminaries
These vinyl flashing luminaries are perfect for anyone wanting to create a large number of lights. Quick and easy!
3. Tin Can Luminaries
Recycling tin soup, coffee, or vegetable cans into art is a perennial DIY favorite. This simple craft can be covered with an intricate nail punched design or a simple, random one. Kids love this easy art project.
4. Paper Bag Luminaries
These luminaries most closely reflect the origins of the first Spanish luminarias. Use white paper bags in a snowy area, or the traditional brown if you don’t see much snow this year.
5. Wax Paper Luminaries
These lovely little luminaries are quick and easy. Perfect for a last-minute decoration for a party, and beautiful enough to grace any front porch or table.