Happy soon-to-be longest night everyone!
We are preparing for the winter Solstice with our herbal mother-daughter group this week, by making plant-inspired lanterns. The simplest form is leaf and flower shapes punched into tin cans; the next is pressed leaves modge-podged onto glass mason jars - lovely! The last is seen here, a slightly more elaborate lantern made with a twig frame (in our case grape vine) and pressed leaf "window" panes to let the candlelight through. So beautiful! There are many easy DIY lantern ideas out there, the best I think is using materials you already have around the garden or home. Happy Solstice!