Winter Wonderland Decorations

Ice sculptures are really fun to make, and they can be great talking pieces at parties. All you need are 2 freezer-approved bowls and some festive fillings.  Once they are made, you can use them as holders for white wine, grapes, or a candle. However, they melt quicker when the candle is lit. If you are in a climate that always has a temperature below freezing, you can line them on your porch with lit candles.  They will last for days and look great at night.

Two bowls, one bigger than the other
Filling of your choice—flowers, food coloring, citrus rinds, or pomegranate seeds

  1. Fill a bowl halfway with water.  Put your filling of choice in.
  2. Put a smaller bowl in the middle of the large bowl and fill it halfway with water. You don’t want it touching the bottom of the large bowl.
  3. Tape the side of the small bowl to the large bowl to hold it in center.
  4. Put it in the freezer and freeze until solid. It takes about 6 hours.
  5. Next, it’s time for a second layer.
  6. Fill the remaining part of the bowl and put your final decorations in the water. Freeze again until solid.
  7. Once the bowl is completely frozen, take it out of the freezer.
  8. Turn it upside down and run hot water under it for a few seconds so it slides out of the mold.
  9. You can use the sculpture immediately or wrap it in foil and leave it in the freezer until you are ready to use it.

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