Jokkmokk Winter Market 2017
The Return - Part Two
I had another of my mad ideas. Last time we were here I saw lots of ice lanterns made by part freezing water in a bucket.
I loved the idea but there was no way I was going to pack a bucket in my luggage.
I started thinking about more portable alternatives when the idea struck me of using a balloon.
So the first night we were in the cabin I filled a few balloons with water and left them on the veranda to freeze.
The trick was to let them get solid enough to hold their shape but not so solid that I couldn’t put a tealight inside them.
Overnight at about -8°c seemed to be about right.
I had a Swiss Army Knife with a saw blade on it which made light work of sawing a hole in the top
I was pleased with the end result. The saucer was used to make sure the tealight did not melt through the ice and scorch the paint on the balustrade.
They lasted the full week.