Feb 2, 2011

Winter turning into Spring...

While today may be near freezing, it's still well known to those of us living in Phoenix that our Winter is leaving, and our Spring is on her way.  Last week my children and I had our own little day to celebrate this change.  We made ice wreaths!  It seems that everyone, and her mother spent the winter creating these, so I was very happy to finally get to ours!  Like everything in life, my family did things just a little bit different but our results were just as gorgeous. (if not a bit gauche, in the most charming way)


~Start with gathering little bits of your yard.  Any little piece of nature will do.  Straw, leaves, rocks, flowers, berries...


~Stick them into your most elegant bundt pan... or in our case muffin tins...


~I let them set up in the freezer for about 20 minutes then I added some ribbon hangers



 ~Once frozen we popped them out and set to hanging...


 ~next time will add the ribbon with the loose ends sticking out so I can 'tie' the ice muffins onto branches



 ~Our entire front yard glittered with spinning ice muffins.  So lovely.


~Watch and listen as you enjoy the drip drip drip...




~Just like winter, they soon will be gone.

 

5 comments:

Grace said...

Hmmm....blogger error ... could not post my first comment. I'll try again.


You found yellow for yours!! We had red berries and rosemary in ours. We had so much fun making them, didn't you? Glad you got the chance.

cmp said...

I love all the fun stuff you do with your kiddos!

Amanda said...

Thank you ladies!

Alyss said...

How fun! It's been cold enough here that those might have stuck around for a day or two :) Like Arizona, Portland, OR rarely gets enough cold for it to stop being fun. Great idea, and they turned out lovely.

Growing Flowers said...

Just stunning! I am going to do this for sure! Thank you!

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