If you have been wanting to try to make a Globe Ice Lantern Centerpiece for a celebration but for whatever reason have just not done it - try this . . . just start with a cake pan.
WHAT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED
• 2 rectangularfloral foam cakes (unsoaked)
• 1-2 grocery storefloral bouquetsand string
• Clippers or sturdy scissors
• Votivecandle with candleholder(orLED light)
BEGIN by cutting two 30" pieces of string or twine and laying it over the cake pan
Place the two floral foam cakes side-by-side over the string and gently tie together. (Do not tie tightly as the string will cut into the foam.) Cut off extra string.
Place the candle in the candleholder in the middle of the floral foam.
Place the Globe Ice Lantern over candle. (Make globe ice lantern using a Wintercraft Globe Ice Lantern kit following directions included in the kit).
Create a circle in the foam around the base of the Globe Ice Lantern. With the end of the scissors, push into the floral foam at the base of the lantern. Remove the Globe Ice Lantern.
Add flowers by inserting them into the floral foam outside the circle marked in the foam.
The floral foam is not soaked so it will absorb the melting ice. For that reason it is best do one or more of the following: Make the centerpiece just before using, or use sturdy flowers like mums, etc. or if you want to add more delicate flowers, use a floral tube.
Floral tubes are small plastic containers with a rubber top. One stem is pushed through the rubber top into the water you add to the tube. Now the flower and the tube can be pushed into the floral foam where you like and the flower will stay hydrated.
Continue adding flowers outside the traced circle in the foam until you have a nice arrangement of color and shapes. (Keep in mind that it is not necessary to use all the flowers and greens that came with your bouquet.)
Light the candle - WARNING: make sure all flowers, greens or other flammable materials are clear of the candle before lighting.
If using a candle, follow the directions on the Globe Ice Lantern Kit for making a chimney.
Place Globe Ice Lantern with chimney over the lit candle.
I made this globe ice lantern ahead of time and stored it in the freezer in a plastic bag. When it is exposed to warm air it will frost over for a while and then that frost will melt away and will start to glisten.
A Globe Ice Lantern Centerpiece made with the Wintercraft system is such a lovely way to bring the magic of an ice luminary into your home for a celebration. I hope you try this idea asap! For additional ideas, visit Wintercraft.com.
Enjoy the glow!
Thanksgiving 2014: Of course when I asked my family to hold still while I snapped a photo of the Cake Pan Globe Ice Lantern Centerpiece, silliness took over.