No freezer? No cold nights?
Find a clear round plastic juice bottle and a smaller-diameter clear plastic soda bottle. Cut the tops off so the smaller
bottle sits down inside the larger one. Glue the bottom of the smaller bottle into the inside bottom of the larger one. Fill
the space between with water. Put a tealight inside in the middle. Voila: an ice-less glistenaria. Or just cut the middle
out of a clear, two-liter soda bottle to make a plastic tube. The tube will protect your candle from wind and help make it
shine. We've experimented with battery-powered candles; we charge the batteries with solar chargers. Some of the battery-powered
candles do flicker convincingly, but so far we haven't found any that glow with the warmth of a real candle. We're sure, however,
that LED manufacturers will eventually be able to closely mimic the colors of a candle flame. The ideal, most-planet-friendly
Glistenarias will of course be the ones with solar-powered light.
These rings are illuminated
by a string of battery-powered (solar charged) holiday lights.