fire and ice
We’ve recently introduced a simple mealtime ritual: we say grace, light a candle then tuck in. This means our candle-usage has increased quite a bit so I’m always on the lookout for new ways to make and display the candles. When I saw this tutorial, I knew we’d have to give it a go. I loved making the frozen suncatchers so was keen to try more ice crafts.
The results were spectacular. There is something magical about the way the ice glows in the candle light. As the lantern began to melt, the candle floated in its own pool of glistening water. I love the elemental nature of the project too – fire and ice – simple, natural and beautiful. My daughter was equally enchanted.
I anticipate many more of these lanterns will grace our dinner table before winter is over.