How to Make Ice Candles.

What you need:

  • Bucket(s)
  • Hot & Cold Water
  • Votive Candle(s)
  • Cold weather (Ideally < -10 C / <14 F)

 

Fill your Bucket with cold water; let it freeze till 1-2" of ice is on the sides. (12+ hours at -10 C)

Fill your Bucket with cold water; let it freeze till 1-2″ of ice is on the sides. (12+ hours at -10 C)

    Invert your Bucket with frozen/icy water.

Invert your Bucket with frozen/icy water.

    Pour hot water all over the inverted bucket to release the ice from the sides of  the bucket. Sometimes pressing on top of the  bucket bottom helps.

Pour hot water all over the inverted bucket to release the ice from the sides of the bucket. Sometimes pressing on top of the bucket bottom helps.

 

    You will hear the bubbling/thud of the ice as it releases. Lift the bucket.

You will hear the bubbling/thud of the ice as it releases. Lift the bucket.

    When you lift the bucket off, you then have the ice holding the water like a big cup.

When you lift the bucket off, you then have the ice holding the water like a big cup.

    If you get this far and your ice candle hasn't broken, congratulations! You let it freeze long enough.

If you get this far and your ice candle hasn’t broken, congratulations! You let it freeze long enough.

    Pour the cold water from inside the ice back into the bucket (for your next batch of ice candles).

Pour the cold water from inside the ice back into the bucket (for your next batch of ice candles).

    Be careful not to break it in this part if the sidewalls are thin.

Be careful not to break it in this part if the sidewalls are thin.

    Congratulations! You've successfully made an Ice Candle. Put a votive candle inside (if it's windy put it near the side) and light it.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully made an Ice Candle. Put a votive candle inside (if it’s windy put it near the side) and light it.

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