Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Swedish snow lantern

We are getting some more snow today, for the umpteenth time this year already, so I thought back to when I was a child and what I used to like about winter. Making a snow lantern was one of those things that just made winter special.

Making a Swedish snow lantern

  • It has to be perfect snowball-making conditions outside

  • Flatten the snow on the ground where you want your lantern to stand

  • Make snowballs and put them in a circle, snowballs touching each other

  • Make a small indent in the snow where you want to put your tealight candle

  • Continue placing snowballs in smaller circles on top of your previous circle (most commonly, lanterns are igloo-shaped

  • Leave an opening at the top for the heat to escape without melting the snow, which would kill the flame

  • Light a tealight candle and place it inside. Sit back and enjoy the glow!


Carmen said...

Cool thing, I like it.

Kristen said...

That is so cool! If I was having a winter wedding, that would have easily been one of your "duties." lol

Sandra said...

Fint Vickan....Gör man inte sådana där? Kommer inte riktigt ihåg....hihi