Popular in Indoor Christmas Decorating Ideas

Fire-and-Ice Centerpiece

Dazzle your guests with this unusual winter centerpiece that puts flowers and greens in a new light. Make several and cluster them together for a larger display.

Oops, we're sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Oops, we're sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Share your take on this idea!
Upload your photo here.
CLOSE

What You Need:

For one candle:

continue reading below
Candles, flowers, and greenery on ice -- a pretty paradox.
  • 1 empty half-gallon cardboard milk carton, top removed
  • Pillar candle, 2 inches in diameter
  • 6 or more rosebuds
  • Sprigs of fresh holly
  • Work gloves (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Shallow bowl or tray
  • Additional roses and holly, plus baby's breath (for finished display)

Instructions:

1. Center pillar candle in clean milk carton. Cut the carton to a smaller height if necessary so top of candle (in particular, the wick) is well above the edge of the carton.

2. Stuff fresh holly and rosebuds around the candle. (You may want to wear work gloves when handling holly.) Fill the carton with water. Freeze the carton until the ice is solid.

3. Dip the carton in warm water briefly, then peel the paper away. Place the arrangement back in the freezer until just before serving time.

4. To display, place the centerpiece in a shallow bowl or tray to catch the water as the ice melts. Cluster fresh holly, more roses, and baby's breath around the candle's base.

Oops, we're sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Oops, we're sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Share your take on this idea!
Upload your photo here.
CLOSE

More Indoor Christmas Decorating Ideas

close
close
close
close
close

Loading... Please wait...

I Did It!
Share on Facebook
Uh oh! Please pick a jpg at least 600x600px. Done close
Choose Cancel close
Share on Facebook
Uh oh! Your photo failed to upload. Please try again or visit your profile.
Done Cancel close
No one has shared their photo yet.
close

Add My Photo close