DIY

Flower Ice Cubes

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and while it’s usually a day to celebrate with your significant other, I’m a single gal this year who plans to celebrate with her girlfriends.  I have to say that even when I’m in a relationship, I’m not into Valentine’s Day because it just seems so cheesy.  I always see these poor schmucks carrying roses that probably cost them 5x the amount they normally cost.  That doesn’t seem romantic to me-at all.  This year, I’ll be celebrating Valentine’s Day with my other single chicks so I decided that instead of staying-in, in our pajamas, and eating a tub of ice cream, we are going to pop open some bubbly and go out!  I decided to make these flower ice cubes to gussy-up the ice bucket that will hold our bubbly.  I know what you’re thinking, what a frivolous thing to make but they were so easy to make and I think they added a special touch.  I mean, look how pretty it looks!  In the Summer, I’m going to make these ice cubes with edible flowers so that I can put them in my drinks.  For decorative purposes, I used small roses.  I’m telling you, it’s the details that make a boring ice bucket that keeps your champagne cold to something pretty and special.  I think my girlfriends will love it.  Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

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 You will need: 1) ice cube trays 2) small flowers and 3) water

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 Break up the flowers into smaller pieces.

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 Drop a couple of flower petals into the ice cube tray.

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When you’re done placing the flowers in the ice cube trays, pour the water in very slowly.  Don’t fill the water all the way to the top.  I pushed the petals down with two fingers so that they don’t float.  Not all of them will sink but that’s ok.  It took about 5 hours for the ice cubes to freeze.

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 When the ice cubes are frozen, this is what they look like.

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The flower ice cubes make this champagne in the ice bucket look a lot more special.