Looking for a chic, but cheap centerpiece for a special dinner or party? Then, give this ice centerpiece a try.
Time Required: 15 minutes, plus freeze time
- Head outdoors to collect things for your centerpiece – flowers, leaves, pinecones, nuts, berries, etc.
- Then, boil your water on the stove, and allow it to cool.
- Lay a mold out on your work surface, and arrange the things you've collected inside of it.
- Fill the mold to the top with water, and push down any plant material that has floated to the top.
- Freeze for several hours or over night.
- Remove the ice from the mold, and your centerpiece is ready for the table!
- Create a space for a candle by placing an empty wine bottle or jar in the center of your mold before you fill it. Note: You may need to weight the container down to keep it from floating up.
- To create an ice sculpture, use molds in graduated sizes. Then, stack the cubes in a dramatic tower.
- Use a muffin tin or mini cake molds to create a little ice sculpture for each place setting.
- Create an ice punch bowl by placing two nesting bowls together (one inside of the other), and filling the space between them with water. Note: You'll need to use a serving tray or something else to weight the top bowl down.
- Place your centerpiece on a plate or tray to catch the water as it melts.
What You Need
- Distilled water or rainwater
- Flowers, leaves, pinecones or other plant material
- A mold (cake mold or empty milk carton)