Monday, December 17, 2012

Frozen Holiday Wreath


With winter officially a few days away, and the nighttime temperatures here consistently below freezing, it was time to make a wintertime ice wreath.  This wreath is so simple to make and is such an unique addition to the home, that it is perfect for the holidays.  You can make the wreath outside if it is cold enough or in your freezer if temperatures aren't staying below freezing for an extended period.  And best of all, assuming you have some of the basic supplies, the wreath costs absolutely nothing. 

I chose to decorate with cranberries, but the wreathe looks beautiful without any decorations, or you can add holly or other greens.  I am toying with the idea of making a frozen wreath with treats for the animals.



Materials: Water, a bunting pan, (optional) holiday greens, cranberries, holly, pine cones, apples,etc.

Place water in the bottom of the pan and add some of  your decorations.  If the items float and you want to see them from the front of the wreath, start with a small amount of water, and let it freeze before adding more water.  Fill the pan and put it outside or in the freezer until completely frozen (this will depend on how cold it is). 

Remove the wreathe from the pan, by running some warm water over the outside of pan, or letting it sit inside for several minutes.  Pop out your wreath, pass a ribbon through, and you're done. 

Tip: If you hang your wreath on the north side of a building, it will melt more slowly!


10 comments:

  1. What a cute idea! I never would have thought to do this. I love how it looks!

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  2. Beautiful! Great idea! (Found you from the Barn Hop!)

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  3. We made these last year, can't wait to make some again as soon as the temperatures decided to dip...which I think is coming this weekend, finally.

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  4. Good idea Gretchen! Thanks for sharing it.

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  5. Wow, I really like this!! Don't need a whole lot of money to decorate.. my favorite :)

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  6. What a great idea for decorating for Christmas without spending a lot of money. Thanks for sharing on WildCrafting Wednesday.
    Chris

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  7. Love it! The temps are headed back down here this weekend - I'm going to give this a try! (Stopped in from the Barnyard Style Blog Hop)

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  8. That is a cute idea! I recently read that if you make ice with boiling water it comes out clear... just a thought.

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  10. I really like the idea, its fascinating. This reminds me of the time I spent in London last year and the hotel where I resided had similar attractions for the residents, it was beautiful hotel Rathbone Fitzrovia Hotel.

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