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Sparkling Outdoor Ice Lanterns

Candleholders fashioned from ice are simple and stunning.

To make these DIY lanterns, fill a large plastic container halfway with water. Place a smaller plastic container inside, weighted down with a heavy object, then fill around it with water until the large container is full. (The smaller container should be floating, so water will freeze around it.) Set it outside, or in a freezer. When the water is completely frozen, fill the smaller container with warm water until the ice melts enough to wiggle it free. Flip over the large container and pour warm water over it until it, too, melts free. Place a candle inside each frozen holder and set outdoors.

See more holiday wreaths in our photo gallery, learn tips for decorating a door with small wreaths, or browse through more festive exterior decorating ideas in our Outdoor Holiday Decorations gallery.

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