Look at our new ice wreath! Isn't it pretty?
We used a bundt pan to create the wreath form and gathered crabapples and holly berries to put in the bottom for some pretty color.
We also added lambs ear, lavender, blueberry leaves, and some alyssum that are still in bloom. Maia poured water over the berries and leaves and we put the bundt pan in the freezer overnight.
The next day, I added a loop of ribbon for hanging the wreath. I held it in place with my thumb, poured more water over it, and set it back in the freezer to freeze in place. I probably could have put the ribbon directly in the water the first time to only do one round of freezing, but I didn't think of it in time.
The ribbon loop worked (I wasn't sure if it would). I put the bundt pan in a sink full of warm water to loosen the ice, then tipped the wreath out.
I love how it looks with the light shining through! We want to make more wreaths and some ornaments, too. As long as our cold weather holds out, we could have ice wreaths and ornaments all over the yard...
By the way, I thought I was so smart in coming up with this ice wreath idea, but I just did a search and it turns out that plenty of others have done this as well (mostly with cranberries)! I love this post by resurrection fern on her ice wreaths. Beautiful! And she shows you how to make one if you don't have a bundt pan.
Have you tried this?