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Freeze!  Don’t move.  It’s 26 degrees outside.  I hope you brought your mittens!

Okay, you can move now.  I just wanted to get you in the mood for today’s post…

I’ve been wanting to make a “Frozen Wreath” since I noticed one at Better Homes & Garden’s last year.  I finally did it, and they turned out so cute.

I actually ended up making 2.  I mean, why not?  They are pretty much free to make.

Frozen Cranberry Pine Christmas Wreath

First, I created a “Frozen Cranberry Pine Christmas Wreath”.  I had the pine, pine cones, and the fresh cranberries.  All I needed was the mold.  I found 2 of these bunt pan molds at the thrift store.  I’ve never made a bunt cake.  [gasp]

There really isn’t much to this.  Fill the pan with whatever you are planning to use as the filling.  I’ve seen birdseed, even carrots for Santa’s reindeer.  Place everything the way you would like it to freeze, and then fill it with *water and freeze it.  You could also freeze twine or ribbon in the top so you can hang it from there. (*see note on water below)

The most important thing is that it has to be cold outside.  Not just at night, folks.  It must be below 32 all day.  If you have a warm day come up, just throw it in the freezer until it gets cold again.  Also, beware of the sun.

You can see it’s plenty cold here.  It took this 2 days to freeze completely.  You could freeze it in the freezer as well.

To get it out of the mold, place the pan in warm water and watch it melt around the edges quickly.  I say 30 seconds is all it needs and then it will pop out for you when you turn it upside down.  Then quickly tie with ribbon to hang.

Frozen Wreath

 

Easy Frozen Berry Wreath

Frozen Cranberry Pine Christmas Wreath Tutorial

 

 

What you also have to consider, is where you are going to put it.  If it melts will cranberries stain my from porch?  Will the birds get to it?  Maybe you want the birds to get to it?

The second one  I created was made with just cranberries.

(*note)  The thing I realized with this one, is that if you want the entire wreath to be “clear”, you have to boil the water twice.  I’ll have to remember that next time, although I think it still turned out cute…it has that “feathered freezer burn” look.

Frozen Cranberry Christmas Wreath

Cranberry Wreath

Frozen Cranberry Pine Christmas Wreath

Frozen Cranberry Christmas Wreath

If freezing a wreath isn’t for you, you may enjoy this one…I couldn’t let this “Vintage Bulb” beauty go at Homegoods.  It’s made of glass “vintage” bulbs, and cost $24.99.  It’s really heavy and nicely made.  I love it against the wood beams reflected in the mirror.

Pretty Vintage Christmas Bulb Wreath

Wait, there’s more…

I loved my frozen wreaths so much that I decided to share them on a Christmas blog tour I’m in…

below you’ll find 25 blogs participating in our first ever

“Home for the Holiday’s Blog Tour”.

Each day you’ll find new Christmas inspiration.

Today is my day.

I hope you’ll come back and visit all week.

Welcome to the first annual Home for the Holidays Blog Tour

brought to you by Sondra Lyn at Home!

Home for the Holidays 2014 - SondraLyn at Home

This year’s co-host is Michele from Our Rosey Life. Thanks, Michele!

We are so excited to bring the selection of blogs that have been assembled for this inaugural kick-off. Be sure to check back for each day’s inspirational links!

Here is the line-up for the week:

Monday – Gifts and Wrapping

{Home-ology} Modern Vintage ~ Let’s Wrap Stuff ~ Tried & True

Two Purple Couches ~ Two Thirty-Five Designs

Tuesday – Trees and Decor- Part I

Atta Girl Says ~ Cottage at the Crossroads ~ Sondra Lyn at Home

Stone Gable ~ The Happier Homemaker

Wednesday – Crafts

365 Days of Crafts ~ Houseologie ~ Redhead Can Decorate

Sisters, What! ~ Sweet Pea

Thursday – Recipes and Tablescapes

Creative Southern Home ~ Domestically Speaking ~ Dukes and Duchesses

Major Hoff Takes a Wife ~ Our Rosey Life

Friday – Trees and Decor- Part II

Dandelion Patina ~ Decor Adventures ~ Designed Decor

What Meegan Makes ~ White Lace Cottage

Each day you will see new links added for that day’s featured topic. So let’s get started! Enjoy!!

Home for the Holidays

 

Monday ~ Gifts and Wrapping

 

Tuesday ~ Trees and Decor- Part I


Wednesday ~ Crafts

 

Thursday ~ Recipes and Tablescapes


Friday ~ Trees and Decor- Part II


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12 Responses

  1. That is brilliant! Being in the South, I can’t make one, but it is so smart! Seriously!
    And if you need any additional bloggers to fill space on Thursday and Friday with the Home for the Holidays blog tour, count me in!

  2. This is one of the most creative projects I’ve ever seen! It would be great with birdseed added and hung on a tree to take care of feathered friends as it gradually melts. So pretty, no matter how it’s used. Thanks for being on our Home for the Holidays Tour!!

  3. Leigh Anne says:

    I love this frozen wreath! It’s so sweet!

  4. Your wreaths are so pretty! They would be perfect to make for a Christmas party if you live in a cold spot.

  5. Oh my goodness, I’ve never seen the likes of that before! I wish I would have known about this when I lived in Pennsylvania. It never gets cold enough, or at least long enough to do this in the NW

  6. Your frozen wreaths are so pretty! The only thing I have made in a similar way was an ice ring for punch. If I make one again, I’m definitely going to use cranberries because they would make it so colorful!

  7. Anne says:

    What a fun idea…..love this! This would most certainly stay frozen outside my house….until spring LOL!

  8. I love this project! How adorable and so easy! This would look great on the post in our garden. You are so creative!

  9. I LOVE these! Especially the bright reds of your cranberry wreath! I may need to give this a try this winter!

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