An Ice Lantern Adds a Wintry Glow
Decorate for Winter with an Ice Lantern or Ice Luminary
Ice lanterns were created by inhabitants of cold countries to bring some warm light to the cold winter darkness. Ice luminaries are a stunning way to combine the cold ice with the warm fire.
Within the ice lantern the light bounce off of the ice cracks and imperfections reflecting the light to creates a luminous, mesmerizing and magical glow.
Ice lanterns and ice luminaries can be used to add a special candlelight to winter decorations, events and activities.
Create and use ice lanterns to decorate your winter yard, by adding ice luminaries to the porch or to illuminate a pathway.
Ice globes can also be used to create beautiful, glowing centerpieces for winter weddings, celebrations, events or to set a romantic mood.
See how to create beautiful ice lanterns using starter kits and for the adventurous how to follow some simple directions to create your own glowing ice luminaries to give your home or event a special winter glow.
Ice Globe Lantern Kit available on Amazon
Ice Lanterns Make Stunning Winter Light Displays
Ice Lanterns available on Amazon
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Ice Globe Lantern Kit
The ice globe lantern kit comes with everything needed to make 4 ice luminaries.
Kit includes special balloons, freezing base, clips and tealights.
Enjoy the Luminous Glowing Ephemeral Ice
Discover Luminary Art - Video
Listen to Jennifer Hedberg discuss her luminary art created with ice lanterns and the fun that people can have making ice lanterns.
Ways to Use an Ice Lantern
There are many different ways to use an Ice Lantern or Ice Luminary for decorating:
- Decorate a winter yard, add ice luminaries to porches and paths.
- Light up a pathway for a winter outdoor celebration, event or memorial.
- Create a luminous centerpiece for holiday parties, winter parties, events, exhibits
- Add unique candle light and ice sculptures to a winter wedding.
- Create a romantic glow with ice lanterns.
- Use an ice lantern to chill wine.
Decorate with an Ice Lantern Globe
What is an Ice Lantern?
In it's simplest form an ice lantern or an ice luminary is a lantern created from ice, used to hold a candle or a shell of ice with a candle inside.
Jennifer Shea Hedberg of Wintercraft describes Ice lanterns as the following:
- "Imagine a tray of ice cubes taken out too soon. What do you find? Crusts of ice with water inside. Release the water, and voilÃ , miniature ice lanterns.
- So, now the trick is to do the same thing, but on a much larger scale..."
I like the description from Wintercraft of an ice lantern as an ephemeral (temporary or transient) gift from nature.
Ice Lantern Kit available on Amazon
Discover Wintercraft Ice Globe Lantern Kits - Video
In this informative video from Wintercraft discover how to display the Wintercraft Globe Ice Lantern Kits, celebrate winter and enjoy the glow.
Make Ice Lanterns from an Easy Kit
Jennifer Hedberg developed the Ice Lantern Starter Kits so people could easily make their own ice lanterns to use at home, at parties and at exhibits.
The kit comes with everything needed to make 3 soccer ball-sized ice lanterns at home including heavyweight balloons, clean burning candles, a clip, freezing base and insulating disc.
All you need to add is water, a place to freeze the balloon and a pair of gloves so you can handle the finished ice lantern.
The ice lanterns can be frozen outsize during the winter or in a home freezer, if there isn't enough winter cold, or you live in warmer climates.
Ice Lantern Starter Kit available on Amazon
Ice Lantern Globe Kits on Amazon
The same kits supplied by different suppliers.
Ice Lanterns Make Luminous Centerpieces
Ice Lanterns Used for a Holiday Centerpiece Amazon
Ice Globe Lantern Refills and Ice Gloves on Amazon
Make more ice globes with these replacement balloons.
These gloves will make it easier to grip your ice molds.
In size medium
A size large glove
More on Wintercraft
- Welcome to WintercraftÂ® | Wintercraft
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- Frequently Asked Questions | Wintercraft
Most of these questions are answered on the 7-Step Instruction Guide that comes in every WintercraftÂ® Globe Ice Lantern Kit, but at times follow-up questions arise.
Ice Lanterns Illuminating the Path
Create an Arctic Ice Lantern
Make an Arctic Ice Lantern - Video
See how to make an ice lantern using the Arctic Ice Lantern Mold from arcticiceman02.
Arctic Ice Lantern Mold
With the Arctic Ice Lantern Mold create a glowing hexagon-shaped luminary to light up your outdoor winter decor.
Mold measures 9 by 9 inches
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- Welcome to ICE Lantern
Enjoy this beautiful ice sculpture luminary all winter long. Great for holiday parties and winter entertaining. A frozen Arctic Ice lantern is the perfect compliment for your holiday decorations or winter festivals.
- Tips and Tricks for ICE Lantern
The real "trick" in making the Ice Lantern is not to let it freeze solid. Ice freezes from the outside in and if you take the luminary out of the mold at the correct time, the luminary will be full of water.
Ice Luminary in the Snow at Luminary Events
Make An Ice Lantern
This is just one of the many ways to make an ice lantern.
This ice lantern can be made with any kind of available mold or bucket that will hold water for freezing.
For the extras:
To color the ice lantern, add in different colors of Koolaid and mix to disperse the color.
To freeze objects in the ice, add in fruit, berries, pine cones, twigs or other decorative objects that can be frozen within the ice to make more festive.
- Mold or Bucket
- Smaller container (cup or bowl)
- Light - candle or LED
- Ice Gloves
- Coloring Extras - Koolaid for different colors
- Object Extras - Fruit or berries or pine cones or twigs
- Fill the mold or bucket with water.
- Place the mold or bucket outside or in a freezer so it can start freezing. Ice freezes best if it is below 20Â° F.
- Before the water has frozen solid, place the smaller container inside the mold to create a space for the candle.
- Allow the mold to freeze.
- Take the ice out of the mold.
- Drop in a tea light or candle into the hole in the center of the ice.
- Ice Lantern Luminary by Rengber
How to Make an Ice Lanterns and Ice Candles
Videos on making ice lanterns from RogerMoenBreckCO, cooking4dads and arcticsun2011.
Materials to Make an Ice Lantern
To make your own you can use a punch ball for the ice and led tea light to illuminate your ice lantern.
How to Make an Ice Lantern or Luminary Articles
- Winter Ice Lanterns | Almost Unschoolers
I knew as soon as I saw the ice lanterns in the Christmas in Finland book I decided I'd have to make one, or maybe several, with the the children.
- How to Make Ice Lanterns? | Enjoy the Glow
In order to have a successful and comfortable ice lantern building experience, it is best to know what tools you will need to have on hand to help you make beautiful GLOBE ICE LANTERNS.
- Winter Celebration With Light – Make Your Own Unique Ice Globes
The long nights of Winter offer a perfect opportunity to light up your night with unique ice globes! Creating ice luminaries is a unique activity for families, and the results are nothing short of spectacular! from EscapadeDirect.com
- Ice Globe Lanterns | Crafting with Kids : KamloopsParents
I remembered my mom making star shaped ice lanterns for center pieces one year with a mould she bought.
- How to Make Ice Candle Globes | eHow.com
Greet your guests this winter with the warm flicker of candle luminaries lining your walkway. Make shimmering, elegant ice candle globes that will fit any budget. Ice candle globes are eco-friendly. When the globe finally melts, the ingredients are b
- Frozen glow: ice lanterns | Alaska Dispatch
Celebrate the returning sun by capturing fire in ice. Ice globes, made using balloons, are a particularly intriguing spin on the tradition of ice luminaries.
- Big Winter Fun 101 with a small cost. Ice Lantern
One way to create cylinder lanterns, is to simply fill an ice cream bucket with cold water and set it outside.
- Ice Luminaries | Martha Stewart Holiday & Seasonal Crafts
Brighten up your holiday décor with an easy and affordable ice candeholder made with water and a Bundt pan.
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Ice Mold Sculptures on Amazon
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