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Homemade Christmas Luminary Gifts

Each year I get excited to come up with some creative idea to make that won’t break the bank. You know, quick gifts to have on hand for teachers, neighbors, and friends.
This year I transformed these metal planters into Christmas Luminary lights.
They were originally white so I sprayed them with a high gloss metallic gold spray paint.
Then I stuck an oversized giant tea light in the bottom of each holder. It fits a larger pillar, but then half of the holes are covered and eliminates the beauty of the light shining through.
Using clear loot bags, I wrapped them up individually. The fun part was decorating each a bit different, using my Christmas ribbons and trims.

To finish the project I inserted a poem inside each luminary.

For Preston’s teachers they will receive a luminary with this poem: (poem is not mine I found it on pinterest)

A teacher is like a candle
who first provides the spark
that kindles love of learning
in children’s minds and hearts.

Like a burning candle
Teachers light the mind,
Enriching the lives and futures
by sharing of their time.

So when you light this candle,
may its message convey to you
warm appreciation…
for all the things you do!

I will be selling several of these at Weatherford First Monday’s the weekend of December 6th!
Merry Christmas!

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