Make an Ice Hanging

Ice Hangings

When the weather turns cold, you can make these temporary, but still beautiful, natural decorations.

What You'll Need:

  • Pie plate
  • Water
  • Yarn
  • Nature objects (flowers, berries, evergreen sprigs)

Fill a pie pan with water and line the edge with yarn, making sure the yarn is submerged in the water. Leave the ends of the yarn loose, so you can hang up your project when it's finished.

Next, arrange your objects in the center of the pan. You can use fresh or dried flowers, greenery, berries, or anything you like. If the temperature outside is below freezing, set your plate outdoors. Or you can place it in the freezer. Wait until the yarn and flowers are frozen completely into the ice before removing.

Once it is frozen, you can remove the ice circle from the pan. (Dip the bottom of the pan in warm water if you need help removing it.) Now hang it up outdoors on a tree, post, or anywhere its beauty can be seen. Watch your creation sparkle in the sun. As long as the temperatures stay below freezing, your ice hanging won't melt away.

For more outdoor art ideas, see the Snowstorm Art craft project on the next page.

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