Bringing light into the New Year, part 2!
Just as many of my friends and colleagues at the moment, I managed to catch the flu last week….however, the world events didn’t just pass me by. I don’t want to state any political opinion here, but I thought that these snow lanterns might bring a little bit of brightness back to our lives.
I actually found the idea for this DIY in the German magazine “Landlust” (January / February 2017), a rural lifestyle magazine. The beautiful thing about these snow lights is that after preparing the glass containers, you can basically watch the “ice crystals” grow every day.
What you need:
- glass containers (I would recommend to choose a variety of different shapes, as I noticed that some containers worked a lot better than others)
- sea salt
Fill the glass containers about 1cm / 0.4” with sea salt.
Pour a tiny bit of water into the containers, just enough to keep the salt moist.
Place the containers near a heater and watch as the salt crystals crawl up the inside walls. Add a little bit of water as soon as the process slows down. Repeat until your snow lights look ready!
Decorate! I cut off a couple of branches from various types of evergreens from my garden and took my glue gun and linen cord to attach them to my snow lights.