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Middlemoon Creekwalk 2018!

Posted on February 18, 2018 by Jennifer Shea Hedberg | 0 Comments

Wintercrafters and Ice Lantern Lovers who live near the Twin Cities in Minnesota, USA, or aspire to travel to here soon, we are over the moon to announce the Middlemoon Creekwalk will be from Thursday, February 22nd - Saturday, February 24th, 2018.

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Embracing Winter in the North Country

Posted on January 19, 2018 by Tom Hedberg | 1 Comment

The Staff Iceologist, Tom Hedberg, has hijacked my blog to wax poetic about Minnesota's love affair with WINTER, luminary events in the Twin Cities, the Minnesota Vikings, and the Super Bowl LII in 2018 . . .

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Posted in Fun in the Winter, Ice Luminary Events

Now you see it, now you don't . . .

Posted on January 19, 2018 by Jennifer Shea Hedberg | 0 Comments

Balloon quality is of utmost importance to us at Wintercraft, so when we noticed a problem, we decided to make a change! 

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It's starting to feel a lot like Winter, this year!

Posted on December 08, 2017 by Jennifer Shea Hedberg | 0 Comments

How do the people above the arctic circle stay sane during winter? They don't think there's a problem. They look forward to winter for all the benefits that it can bring:

1. Fun stuff!—This list is long, so I will truncate it by saying anything you can do in snow!!! This, of course, includes making Globe Ice Lanterns and any other ice creation you can dream up . . .

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Posted in dress for winter, enjoy winter, Globe Ice Lanterns, winter, Wintercraft

Hack Em' Off for Warmth

Posted on December 08, 2017 by Jennifer Shea Hedberg | 0 Comments

Looking for a simple life HACK to make your winter life a little warmer? Read on . . .

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Posted in playing with ice, smurfy blues, waterproof gloves, wrist warmers

Wintercraft Photo Contest 2017 Winners!

Posted on October 27, 2017 by Jennifer Shea Hedberg | 1 Comment

The Creativity Award for the 2017 Wintercraft Annual Photo Contest goes to . . .

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Yes, it's ice - and no, the spider is real!

Posted on October 24, 2017 by Jennifer Shea Hedberg | 0 Comments

As the mild-mannered Wintercraft Ice Wrangler, my goal was not to make an ice lantern that was horrifying, but fate seemed to drop in—literally. I'm not talking about the zombiesque eyes, but the spider! As I was snapping photos of the ice lantern for this blog, down it came on its silky thread and landed next to one of the eyes that was staring out of the ice. I shrieked, then I bluhhhhhed [shiver of disgust]. Well, of course I shrank back in horror when I saw it, but then, when the spider hit the ice, it went into slow motion. I took a breath, stepped closer and starting taking photos again. Eventually, its lethargy even allowed me to take a small stick and reposition it for greater effect. Haha . . . [That was a nervous laugh. I'm not a spider person.] 

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Posted in Front Entrance Planters, Ice Art, ice luminaries, Ice Luminary Book, Ice Luminary Magic, LED Lights for Ice Lanterns, Making Ice Lanterns, Wintercraft

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