Introduction: How to Make a Snow Lantern

Make your garden into a winter wonderland with some snow lanterns! Let it snow!


tcambrón (author)2014-11-20

cool idea but should post photos and maybe type in some words about it because my computer is having issues with wifi and its not loading the video right now. I think I might make a solar one, just angle the panel vertical so snow doesn't stack up on it and it will recharge the batteries in the day.

GorillazMiko (author)2008-02-27

Wow... another awesome video. This one is actually really cool. Unfortunately, it does not snow here. :-( Would definitely love to try this out though. Great job.

ferrari484 (author)GorillazMiko2010-01-08

 If it doesn't snow at your place where do you live anyway (if i may ask of course). Because over here for ones. Our little country ran out of salt.
I live in the Netherlands by the way.

ferrari484 (author)2010-01-08


it's funny my brother and i made i igloo ones. And i lighted 1 candle it (at night of course). That created enough light already.

bassclarinet23 (author)2009-11-08

If you have walkway  lights, you could build around it...less of a fire hazard.

red-king (author)bassclarinet232009-11-12

 but fire is more awesome. xD

bassclarinet23 (author)red-king2009-11-13


 Yeah it looks good.

redsuit09 (author)2009-08-15

haha in Minnesota we have plenty of snow :) but at te moment its summer.... which sucks

peacenique (author)2009-05-12

These are gorgeous, aren't they? I learned to make them as a kid while in Finland. Lining your walkway would be a beautiful way to welcome guests. My Mother has always made ice lanterns as well.

redsuit09 (author)peacenique2009-08-15

my family is from finland, i have always wanted to go there... the closest i got was england

computer_guy (author)2009-05-13

If you take some high intensity LEDs you can make the lantern different colors also.

mandeep_619 (author)2009-01-19

lol , i tried this it came out awsome, except i didnt use snowballs , i made mines with chinese food containers , for anybody who has dry snow just add some water, i mad mines with dry snow

Jennifer F. (author)mandeep_6192009-01-20

Oh, so you used the chinese food container like a mold to make snow "bricks". That could be pretty neat. :)

dl~L~ld (author)2009-01-01

Nice idea. I'm sure you could build off of this and build some pretty amazing things. Even multi-layer, multi-candle sort of things. Maybe even Christmas lawn decorations? I wouldn't know though, since the nearest snow is a few hours from me.

balloondoggle (author)2008-03-02

That is a lot more light than I would have expected from a single candle. Very nice project. Someone with snow sculpting skills could probably build on this idea.

codongolev (author)balloondoggle2008-12-16

make a dinosaur with GLOWING EYES!

Arkarinum (author)2008-12-01

I always wanted to see some snow :P

rickyd! (author)2008-11-16

it doesn't snow much in oklahoma, except for last years ice storm!

sunshine24 (author)2008-11-04

Thanks for that great instruction video. I can't wait to try this. ( :

hammer9876 (author)2008-09-08

Really lovely. Five stars. I just have a problem with the first step. Snow. Ha! The third snow fall I had ever seen happened when I was in college. I ran out side to make a snow ball. The natives kept laughing at me because it was a "dry" snow fall and the snow would NOT pack. It was like sand. Talk about worthless snow!

Jennifer F. (author)hammer98762008-09-10

It definitely has to be the right kind of snow in order to make the snowballs :)

anna_2008 (author)2008-06-23

Simple, almost free, and totally AWESOME! I would have never thought do do this, and now I will!

reedz (author)2008-02-27

Great idea, it would look wonderful if you have friends or family coming over for the day. You could light it as a symbol that you wish to light their way home. was deep

Brennn10 (author)2008-02-27

Awesome video! And the lantern looks really cool!

Aar000n3y (author)2008-02-27

It looks really cool, but I would just use an electric lantern. It would be even cooler to use a solar powered lantern and put the solar cell on top of the snow dome. If I were to use a candle I would at least make an escape hole for the heat at the top of the dome.

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