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Ice Candle Holders?

Anyone done this?
Recommended method, that worked for you?

 
feralxat

Asked by feralxat at 8:53 PM on Dec. 29, 2012 in Home & Garden

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  • and it keeps from melting how? I am curious now
    luvmygrandbaby

    Answer by luvmygrandbaby at 9:09 PM on Dec. 29, 2012

  • I am not sure if this is what you mean but we lived in Omaha at the time. We saved an oodle of round ice cream buckets.
    and froze them The outsie freezes before the inside and so you keep checking on them and poor the center out when the outside is solid.
    You may have to chip the center a little. Basically you are going for a bucket made out of ice. My brother rigged a wire platform for the candle to sit level inside the hollow.
    We lined the driveway with them and as it was well below freezing they stayed all through that week or christmas (Luminaries of ice)
    Make sure the hollow is low enough that the wind will not easily blow them out. Very pretty.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 9:14 PM on Dec. 29, 2012

  • never heard of it... do tell... curious... ;o)
    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 8:59 PM on Dec. 29, 2012

  • Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 9:06 PM on Dec. 29, 2012

  • I am so going to try these!!
    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 9:52 PM on Dec. 29, 2012

  • Martha Stewart did this in one of her magazines I like them. They look beautiful.
    booklover545

    Answer by booklover545 at 2:38 PM on Jan. 2, 2013

  • Apparently you just freeze water with something in the middle to create a space for the candle... here's an image



     

    feralxat

    Comment by feralxat (original poster) at 9:07 PM on Dec. 29, 2012

  • if you leave it outside the temperature- inside set a dish under them
    it's the winter version of the candle in a bag
    feralxat

    Comment by feralxat (original poster) at 9:11 PM on Dec. 29, 2012

  • Dardenella - that's exactly it.
    I can find lots of DIY ideas, but as you know someone who's done it before (that you know) is better than just taking a shot in the dark :)
    Thanks
    feralxat

    Comment by feralxat (original poster) at 9:17 PM on Dec. 29, 2012

  • I am glad I have inspired you to try something new :)
    I have wanted to do these for years, but the winters have been too mild or wonky with a warm day and then a cold day.
    I have a week of freezing temps. So I am doing them too
    feralxat

    Comment by feralxat (original poster) at 9:54 PM on Dec. 29, 2012

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