Pay tribute to the Stars and Stripes (emphasis on the stripes).

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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.

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How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Fill a clear drinking glass with enough sand so that a votive candle placed on top falls just below the rim.

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Step 2

Set the glass inside a clear glass vase or jar.

Step 3

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.

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