Tuesday, January 13, 2009

fire and ice

when we lived in Dearborn, we had an upright freezer chest and we used to make ice candles in the winter and put them on our porch. I forgot all about them until my friend Sharyn posted pictures of hers, and I knew I wanted to make some. Good timing, considering it's going to be Artic temps around here!
I ruined the first set, trying to remove the plastic bottles I had in the middle. This time I didn't put anything in the center, and dumped the buckets before they were all the way frozen. This method left a hole in the center, which was way easier than my first try.
My ice candles are in my backyard, right next to the back door where I can actually see them. Their  beautiful glow makes me happy.
Tuesday out!


Brooke S. Rochon said...

Ewwww, I want to make, I WANT TO MAKE!

knitting elephant said...

Very cool!

Julie L said...

looks great, Sue!

Sharyn said...

woohooo!!! Way to go!!!!! I love them - now my only problem is working up the courage to brave the cold to light them! hahahah!