The one thing I love the most about the holidays are all the outside lights. It makes a very dark time of the year very bright and jolly.
And I always think its such a drag when all the lights are taken down and everything gets dark again.
Well, then its time to put out some lights of my own.
Even if its just a small IKEA lantern that I used on one of the images.
But if I’m having guests over I love to make a ice lantern.
Its super easy.
You need two buckets, one smaller then the other.
Some greens, I love to use olive branches.
Fill the biggest bucket half full with water.
Place the smaller bucket inside it and place some rocks or something heavy to keep in in place.
Add more water, the water level should be to the top.
Add your branches to the sides of the bucket.
Use some tape to keep the small bucket in the middle of the big one.
Now set the whole thing outside to freeze.
Once its frozen, remove the small bucket first and then the large one.
You now have a beautiful ice lantern.
Place a votive candle inside and voila, the party can start.
Photos by Studio Dreyer Hensley