We are about to get hit with a major winter storm!
Our weather man is predicting 8-12 inches for us and 16-20 for the counties bordering us.
Schools are closing, and blizzard warnings are being flashed continuously over the TV screen.
So if you happen to live in a frozen tundra like I do or in other cold climates you may want to try your hand at ice luminaries.
They are simple and make quite a beautiful statement lined up on the sidewalk or driveway leading up to your home.
Here's how I make them.
I use an empty ice creme bucket...I like the rectangular ones and a 1 quart plastic pitcher filled with floral marbles for weight.
Next I slice up some fruit. I like limes but oranges, lemons etc. all work wonderfully.
And some greenery. Mine still has snow on it.
Fill your pail with water and add your limes, cranberries and greenery.
Outside it goes, overnight will work for me right now.
There have been days when it was so cold they are ready in just a few hours.
I forgot to take a picture of the next part but I will set my frozen concoction in a sink filled with a few inches of warm water.
This loosens it up and then the juice container will easily pop right out.
And the finished product! Stick in a candle and enjoy.
And at night!
So now I'm off to check the weather forecast.