This is a really inexpensive way to light up your yard! You can get canning jars at yard sales, second hand stores and probably from friends you know. We put sand in the bottom for the wax to drip into but you might not need too.
Next time I think I’ll just try letting the wax drip into the jar. It was almost impossible to get the wax and sand out of the jars. Don’t plan on using them for canning again. I put ours in a box labeled “to be used for weddings”.
I think I have mentioned this before but the wax candles really seem to put off more light than the battery operated ones do.
We have a ledge around our top lawn formed by using railroad ties. This made an excellent place to put a decoration. Eryn found Luminary Bags ( she purchased these at are our local Fred Meyer store) and they can be used with flame-less candles or votive candles. These bags were very beautiful as the sun set and it started to get dark.
After the wedding ceremony all the chairs were brought up from the bottom lawn to the top lawn and put around the tables that were set-up for our dessert reception.
We set up for dancing on the bottom lawn after the chairs were removed. Our Luminary Bags could be seen while dancing the night away on the bottom lawn or just visiting at the reception tables on the top lawn.
We actually had to gather a few rocks and put inside the bags because they were very light and the breeze kept moving them. These bags are very easy to put back into their container box. They can be used over and over again. Maybe around a sidewalk or on a deck?
Do you have any unique areas in your yard that are just calling out to be decorated? What will you use?