Learn how to make some of these great luminaries!

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Allow the wax to cool

Keep the balloon in the wax for a few seconds and then lift from the wax and re-dip several times, stopping just long enough between dips to allow the wax to cool a bit.

Place the balloon on a piece of parchment paper or on a non-stick cookie sheet and settle the balloon a bit to ensure it’s level so you’ll have a nice, flat bottom for your luminary.

Dip your balloon several more times until the wax is between 1/4- to 1/2-inch thick.

Allow balloons to cool completely

Place your balloon back on the parchment paper or cookie sheet and allow it to cool completely.

Once it’s cool, hold your balloon over the sink, with the bottom facing you, and pop the balloon with a sharp knife or scissors to release the water.

Heat aluminum foil

To even out the top of the luminary, heat an aluminum foil lined cookie sheet on the stove, invert the luminary and melt the rim until it’s level.

Insert a votive into your wax luminary

Drop in a votive or tea light (I used battery-operated tea lights) into your luminary and enjoy!

Colored wax luminary

There’s no end to what you can do with these luminaries. Once I made several that were just simple and white. I added a blue votive candle to the wax and made several more. The votive subtly added both color and scent.

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