Lviv, Ukraine is regarded as one of the main cultural centres of today's Ukraine. The historical heart of Lviv with its old buildings and cobblestone roads has survived Soviet and Nazi occupation during World War II largely unscathed.
Hutsul's'ka lyul'ka, Ukraine, from Iryna with love
Carpathian mountains, W. Ukraine
Illustration by Vasyl Hulak. 'It is terrible to fall captive,/ To die in slavery,/ But it is far worse to sleep, sleep,/ And sleep in liberty.'
Start by cutting around 50 lengths of wire, and begin wrapping the edges of a few pieces of wire around the base of a candle to form a spiral that will hold the candle in place. Make as many spirals as you like depending on how many candles you would like your tree to hold. Twist the remaining pieces of wire together to form tree branches, and then wrap all the wires together to form your tree trunk leaving around three or four inches at the end to make the tree roots.