Easy Sand Candles
Pay tribute to the Stars and Stripes (emphasis on the stripes).
Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2003
Red, white, and blue bands of sand dress up votive candles to make flickering lights that are cheerful and fun. Designing a candle is as simple as pouring layers into a glass. Make several, and create a patriotic centerpiece to coordinate with china or linens for outdoor dining.
Clear glass vase or jar
Fill a clear drinking glass with enough sand so that a votive candle placed on top falls just below the rim.
Set the glass inside a clear glass vase or jar.
With a funnel, fill the gap between the two containers with layers of colored sand, using enough to reach the rim of the drinking glass.