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FaithTap Staff 11/7/2015
Make the most out of the winter season with these outdoor decor ideas that will only last during the coldest time of the year. These frozen ideas look great in your front or backyard!
Arrange a few snowballs in a circle with space between each of them and then stack a few more layers of snowballs on top of each other. Leave some space in the top for the heat to escape. Place a tea light in the middle of the snow lantern and light it for a soft glow at night. These snow lanterns will last a few days during the chilly season. Just add a new tea light each time you want an outdoor glow.
Take an empty 1/2 gallon milk carton and place a wine bottle inside. Fill the space between the carton and wine bottle with a few inches of distilled water and add holiday decor (holly, small pine cones, or greenery). Freeze these containers and then fill with water to the top of the carton and freeze a second time. Once frozen, let the carton sit out for a few minutes to gently remove the wine bottles. Then, fill the center with a few inches of water and freeze again. This third freeze is to let a votive candle sit a little higher inside the luminary.
Do you prefer round luminaries? Try this idea instead! You will need one small and large tin can, greenery and berries, tape, and a few rocks. See how to make this here.
Birdseed Square Ornaments
Birds that fly into your backyard will receive a special surprise! This fun idea adds bird seed and cranberries to an ice cube tray, along with a tie for hanging the bird seed. Add water to each section of the ice cube tray and stick in the freezer.
Birdseed Donut Ornaments
For a different shape, you can place a drinking glass inside a bowl and add an inch of water, along with bird seed and cranberries to make a donut-shaped ornament.
Colorful Frozen Marbles
Put those leftover water balloons to use! Add a few drops of food coloring and fill the balloons with water. Let them freeze outside or in a freezer. Once frozen, use scissors to remove the balloon and reveal colorful ice marbles. This is a great way to line a walking path!
You can also make clear ice luminaries with water balloons. Fill the water balloons and freeze them. When they are solid, remove the balloon and set the balls of ice on top of an LED tea light to see the soft, reflective glow.
Bundt Pan Luminaries
Frozen luminaries can be made from almost any kitchen item! Create a decorative look with a bundt cake pan. Simply fill the pan with water and freeze. Remove the frozen luminary and place a votive candle in the center of the luminary.
Colorful, Marbled Ice Lanterns
Use two different containers to get the desired shape of your lantern. Place a small amount of water in each container, add food coloring, and then place a plastic cup in the center and weigh it down. Freeze these containers and then add a few more inches of water and food coloring, then freeze again. Repeat this step until you reach the top of the container, but leave the cup exposed so you can pull it out. Once you have formed your lantern, pour hot water into the plastic cup to pull it out. Place a votive candle in the center of your frozen lantern.
These frozen ideas are a great way to add a little more joy to the frigid winter season! Turn your front or backyard into a winter wonderland with any of these decorative lanterns.