Decorating & Design
March 11, 2009
DIY Ice Candles
Illuminate the way for holiday guests by lining a windowsill or pathway with these icy lanterns enhanced with lacy cedar branches and berries. As the ice hardens, the plant materials shift and settle into unique patterns.
Materials and Tools
- A pair of containers for each ice candle (one fitting inside the other)
- Evergreen snippets
- Small pine cones
Tape the smaller container inside its larger counterpart so that the tops are flush. Place pebbles in the small container to weigh it down.
Fill half of the large container with water. With a skewer, arrange the trimmings as desired in the space between the two containers. Freeze.
Pour water into the remaining half of the mould. Re-freeze.
To unmould, dunk the container in a bucket of warm water until the icy form inside slides out. Remove the small container and insert a tealight.