I love the fleeting dazzle of Ice Lanterns...and I found the Simplest Steps to Creating these "Frozen-Inspired" Lanterns in a Flash and Almost Free...
Streamlined, Stunning Ice Lanterns to Make in a Flash...Almost Free!
What You Need:
- Below Freezing Night Temperatures
- Empty Coated-Paper Milk Carton - Half Gallon
- Plastic 8 oz. Cup
- Water to fill the carton
- Packing Tape
First, Open the Top of the Carton. Tighten the Plastic Cap to secure and leave it on the carton.
Insert a Plastic Cup into the top of the Carton - Keep the edge of the Cup flush with the top of the Carton.
Plastic 8 oz. Cups...Amazon LINK.
Secure the Cup in place with 1 strip of Packing Tape. Tape from side to side and across the middle of the Cup.
Fill the Carton with Water. Do not fill the Cup with water.
Set the Water-filled Carton Outside in Below-Freezing Temps.
Once the Water is Frozen Solid, Pull off the Tape and Remove the Cup. The Cup will Create an indentation for placement of the Candle.
Gently Tear Off the Carton...
To Reveal the Ice Lantern! Wow!
Insert a Candle for the Magical Icy Sparkle.
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And If, by chance, You Don't Live in Freezing Temps, Try Creating the Ice Lantern in Your Freezer...Snuggled up Cozy and Cold next to the Ice Cream and Frozen Pizza. :)
Set Outside to Enjoy the Night Time Icy Glow!
For All the Magic - Jeanne of Doodle T and Me!