DIY Ice Luminaries

DIY Ice Luminaries Tutorial

It was so much fun to make DIY ice candle holders for Christmas Eve that I made ice luminaries again for Three Kings Day. 😀

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This time I used buckets to make big ice luminaries. Here you’ll find my tutorial how to make ice luminaries.

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Ice luminary in the snow – and a cat track

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Clear ice luminary

diy ice luminaries in the snow

It was so cold outside at the beginning of the new year that I just put the buckets full of tap water outside. After one night the ice luminaries were frozen solid.

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Air bubbles in ice

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To remove the ice luminaries, I poured boiling water around the buckets.

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I used my DIY tin can oil lamp instead of a candle or tealight. I find it economical when I can use up old cooking oil (even rancid oil doesn’t smell rancid when it’s burned in an oil lamp) and an oil lamp isn’t as hot as a candle, so the ice doesn’t melt as fast.

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Ice luminaries on ice

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DIY tin can oil lamp

diy oil lamp ice candle holder tutorial

Because it was so cold outside, the cooking oil was solid the next morning! 😀

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After some days, the weather got warmer. So the ice luminaries began to thaw in the daytime and froze again at night producing a beautiful frosted relief glass.

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After about a week, the ice luminaries melted.

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Ice spikes

diy ice spikes ice luminaries tutorial

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The melting ice luminary left a beautiful ice crown! 😀

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6 thoughts on “DIY Ice Luminaries

  1. I came here from Crafting On – what a wonderful project! Your ice luminaries are magical. I read your original tutorial, and I think my children and I need to make some of those! Thanks for sharing instructions.

  2. This is very different and an inexpensive way to create something beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story and we hope you will join us again next week.

  3. Such a fun idea! I hope to remember to try this next winter. Thanks for sharing in our To Grandma’s House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and more link party! Hope to see you next week.

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