Light a path by lining stairs with votives in glass holders, which are decorated with leaves and branches of berries attached with humble kitchen string.
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In Paper Cups
Pleated one-ounce soufflé cups (available at party-goods stores) hold tealights set in metal tins for a paper lantern-like glow. Use cups with wax-coated interiors, which help prevent them from catching fire.
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In Empty Bottles
Let your neighborhood pasta joint decorate with candles in wax-covered Chianti jugs. Choose bottles and jars with interesting shapes and colors to hold taper candles on a table or a mantel.
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On a Window Ledge
Don't stow away window boxes just because it's cool outside. Set one on a ledge indoors and "plant" taper candles in the soil or floral foam among the greenery, making sure they don't burn too low.