Friday, December 2, 2011
Fire and Ice Centerpiece
Guests will be in awe when they catch sight of this unique holiday centerpiece. Hostesses will appreciate that there's no pressure to have it looking perfect because the items will shift any which way as the water freezes. But the end result will definitely be stunning.
Artificial or natural pine greens and pinecones
Small gold plastic balls
Gold string beads
Freeze safe container with smooth straight sides
Tea light candles in clear containers
Edged try to hold centerpience
Place greens, pinecones, gold balls and beads in a freezer safe container, using enough so they stay in place when water is added and arranging them so they touch the sides of the container.
Carefully add the water to within 1 inch of the top of the container. Float tea lights on top of the water. Place on a flat surface in the freezer; freeze for several days or until solid.
About 15 minutes before unmolding, remove container from the freezer. Let stand at room temperature until ice releases from the sides of the container.
Trim or fold paper towel so it is a bit smaller than the centerpiece and place on tray. Place the centerpience on top of paper towel to keep it from sliding. Add fresh greens around the base of the center piece. Remove water from the tray as needed.