Instead of Luminaria

I love luminaria -- the little paper bags that you burn candles inside for parties and things -- but am always worried they'll tip over and catch fire.

These seem like a good alternative:

Canning jars with scraps of brightly colored tissue paper glued to the outside!

Easy to make, not expensive, not themselves flammable, easy to weight down, highly reusable, colorful, customizable...

Be great for outdoor events where you want candles out but have to worry about wind and fire risk. And if the fire threat is really bad, LED tea lights are cheap these days.

I burned myself out bad in the heat, hence why no posts last week. The heat wave has broken now, and I'm recovering. I hope to have a more substantial post up Thursday.