Create your own flower ice bowl…
Karon from Vintage Events kindly sent over this stunning, colourful DIY Project… perfect for outdoor sunny events and gatherings…
What you need:
Assorted herbs and edible flowers
Two freezer proof bowls that fit inside each other (with a least a 2 inch gap around the smaller one)
This is great centre piece for all your events and now is the perfect time to grab all those gorgeous petals from the garden and get creative. I promise this is really easy!
First ensure all the edible herbs/flowers are washed and patted dry. Let the foliage air dry.
You can choose any petals, but I suggest:
Flowers: violas/ roses/ marigolds/ lavender/ geraniums/ nasturtiums/ pansies
Herbs: parsley/thyme/mint/ rosemary
Clashing colours are always great and will attract attention so just go for it and don’t be afraid to be whacky!
First take the smaller bowl and fill the plastic bag with your beans/rice and seal. Pop the bag into the smaller bag so it acts as a weight.
Put some ice cubes in the bottom of the larger bowl and arrange some herbs/flowers on top of them (steps 2/3), then sit the smaller weighted bowl on top.
Fill the sides between the bowls with the rest of your petals/herbs. Then pour ice cold water to fill to the top of the bowl (steps 4).
Place the bowls in the freezer for about 30 minutes or until ice crystals form on top of the water. Using a wooden skewer gently push down the petals/herbs so they are not all sitting at the top of the bowl. Return the bowls to the freezer. Check periodically to either add more flowers or reposition as the water freezes. Freeze overnight.
To release the bowls, fill the smaller one up with warm water and gently remove it from the ice bowl. To remove the ice bowl from the larger bowl, dip it in hot water and twist to loosen. Return the ice bowl to the freezer until you are ready to use it.
Once you are ready to use the bowl you can fill it with salad leaves/fresh fruit or even ice cream. Whatever you choose to do, it looks absolutely gorgeous!