I had so many lovely comments on the ice wreath hung on the garden gate yesterday that I decided to let anyone who doesn't already know in on how to make them. It is so easy and although I realize they don't last forever if you live in a sub zero climate in the winter and don't place it directly in the sunshine they can last for weeks or even months.
Materials: round pans or bowls from the kitchen cupboard. A bundt pan works really well if you have one, bowls, cranberries or other bright cheerful berries, ferns or other greens, ribbon or fabric strips for tying and water.
Fill your chosen containers with water. If you chose one without a inner circle then just place a bowl in the center weighing it down with a stone if you need to.
Place some greens and berries around the circle. Most of them will float but it works best if you try to place the greens under the berries.
Place the water filled containers in a cold place to freeze. I left mine outside the kitchen door overnight and luckily the squirrels or raccoons didn't eat all the berries.
Bring them inside and place them for less than a minute in sink filled with warm water to loosen the ice.
Remove them from the containers and then loosen and remove the inner bowls if you used them.
Place them outside quickly before they melt . Tie a ribbon or cloth strip on if you want to hang it on the garden gate or door. Remember to not place in direct sunlight. If you don't want to use right away you can store in the freezer but I would first place it in a freezer bag .
Wasn't that easy and look how beautiful and festive they look and all for the price of a bag of cranberries. The greens were free.
Even the birds are getting ready for Christmas at my home. Lots more decorating ideas to come over the next week so I hope you will come back to visit.