Christmas crafts: Ice lantern

This festive Christmas ice lantern and is easy to craft and makes a perfect centrepiece- here's a step-by-step guide on how to make your own

Christmas crafts: Ice Lantern

This simple homemade Christmas craft is easy but effective. Here’s how to make Karoline Jönsson’s festive ice lantern

Homemade Christmas Garland

Baking tins (pans) can be used for a lot more than just baking. Here, I’ve used the classic bundt cake tin with a hole in the middle to make an ice lantern, says Karoline.


You Will Need

  • Baking tins, a classic bundt cake tin works well
  • Decorative natural materials, berries and sprigs of pine work well (optional)

Step 1

Fill an upturned bundt  tin with water.

Step 2

If you want, add spruce sprigs or other decorative natural materials.

Ice lantern
Ice lantern inspiration – use pine sprigs, berries and even dried fruits in your ice lantern – Image © Getty Images

Step 3

Place the tin outside if it’s below zero or in the freezer and leave until the water is frozen all the way through.

Step 4

When frozen, the lantern can be easily removed from the tin by rinsing it briefly under warm running water.


Step 5

Place the lantern in your chosen outside spot, drop a tea light in the hole in the middle and light when it starts to get dark

Christmas ice lantern in the snow
Christmas ice lanterns are traditional in Scandinavia and glow the snow – Image © Getty Images

Extract from Happy Vegan Christmas: Plant-based recipes for festive Scandinavian feasts by Karoline Jönsson, published by Pavilion Books.