Or bowling balls!
For a more elegant look, keep the ice clear. Put your filled balloon in a bowl or jar, and fill with water.
Then when everything's frozen, remove the balloon and put a candle in the hollow. Like this:
Another idea: put a canning jar, weighted down with a rock, in a bucket. Add decorative branches, twigs and berries oround the jar, then fill with water. Let freeze. Thaw the ice enough to get it out of the bucket, and you've got a decorative lantern. Or two or three.
|This photo (and idea) came courtesy of Pinterest and Chippy Shabby.blogspot.com|
|This version substitutes large plastic cups for buckets|