I found this adorable snowball lantern today and thought I'd share it in honor of all the snow that continues to blanket the northeast. While it's not really a garden project, it is a great way to bring your yard and garden alive with light during cold winter nights.
Snowball lanterns are a traditional decoration during the winter holidays in Sweden. They can also be seen in Japan. In fact, the city of Hirosaki holds a special four-day celebration called the Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival. The festival is held around Valentine's Day each year and features snowball and other snow lanterns to a tune of 200 snow lanterns and 300 miniature igloos.
If you'd like to try your hand at making snowball lanterns, get out the mittens and head on outside.
Leave a gap on the back side of your snowball lantern so you can add the tea light.