festive ice decor

I was reminded of the awesome idea of making ice wreaths by resurrection fern . I saw this idea awhile back in Martha Stewart mag, and had it in my files, but had forgotten. So clever! All of my cranberries kind of floated to the top, and hence are on the bottom, but I think it's still pretty!

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Here it yesterday, with a candle in the middle for a magical little solstice scene outside while we ate dinner. We gazed out at for a bit, but it was too windy and it blew out pretty fast.

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I got so excited about this ice decor, that I made little ornaments with oranges and cranberries in muffin tins to hang on our wreaths outside, too.  They've gotten a little bit melty since the wreaths are in the sun, but they're holding on. I think this will be a new tradition, if it's cold enough at Christmas each year. Clara thought it was a hoot.

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2 Responses to festive ice decor

  1. I jenn, i’m Donatella and i’m writing from Italy. I found you blog by chance trought Marta stuart web site.
    First of all i apologize for my bad bad English, it’s soo difficult for me to write and speak in your language. Today i read all the page of your blog and i find all your creation fantastic. Your felt work are amazing and the way you live your wonderful house it’s really particular and the pictures of your interior home and your cute baby are fantastic.
    I’m a crafter too but i’m not so good as you are. I would love we will be web friend and stay in touch throug our blog. I add your link to my blog.
    I wish at you and your wonderful family an happy new year.
    Hugs from Italy
    Donatella

  2. WOW! Fabulous ideas! What beautiful photographs of them, too!