Loi Krathong is an annual festival in Thailand, when beautiful handmade decorations are lit with candles and set to float into the night. It is a wonderful time to visit, and the serene views of floating krathongs are breathtaking. The krathongs are often made from banana tree trunk, with banana leaves, flowers and other decorations pinned into place. The number of designs are endless. Everyone who loves crafting will make a selection, then set up a stall near a river, lake or canal to sell their creations.
I loved the variety of styles – from the traditional floral arrangements, to paper flags and bunting, to dough animals! It is exciting to see what will float along next!
This could be a great kid’s party idea, or just an unusual way to decorate your pond in the summer (although we wouldn’t recommend the dough option unless it’s something like “plane bread”). And for those of us with tiny gardens, then why not just create a floral or paper display just to decorate a window sill or table?