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Snow lanterns, ski jackets and thermal wellies

Posted by Dawn Isaac on 18 Jan 2013 at 05:27 PM

Snow Lanterns

I'm not good with the cold. Yesterday I was wearing thermal-lined wellie boots and an electric blue ski jacket.  This is worrying, not just from a fashion standpoint, but also because I was only in the kitchen.


Still, as we are, very definitely, in snow territory at the moment, I decided this week to embrace the current weather and get the children in the garden.

We actually didn't have a huge amount of the white stuff.  Not really enough to make a snowman, but plenty to construct some snow lanterns.


These are a doddle.


Just roll a few snowballs and place them in a circle with gaps between each.  Then simply add more layers, each one smaller than the last, until there is only a small gap at the top (this lets the heat escape).


When it's getting dark, take a tea light and push it through one of the gaps until it's in the centre before lighting it with a long taper.


They look really effective by the side of a pathway or drive and, when the weather's this chilly they will last for days - just light a new tea light each time.


Plus, they look particularly good when viewed from indoors. In the warm. Wearing thermal wellies and a ski jacket.



Keith said:

They look amazing. Well done. I'm defenitaley pinching this Idea. I fear my son may resort to pinching the ammo during a snowball fight though.

on 19 Jan 2013 at 11:48 AM