I am just coming out of blog hybernation since my last blog post (I know...it's shameless)
Spring is finally here which means it's time for bright colored nails and gardening!!! I have been doing some serious " yard work" and by yard work I mean mulching, pruning my roses and serving my gardener lemonade( hydration is really important )
The abundance of gorgeous roses got me thinking about this post which I saw a while back on the Ruffled Blog , this is such a wonderful idea I almost feel inclined to have friends over for a soiree!
You can see the complete post on the ruffled blog here http://ruffledblog.com/do-it-yourself-rose-ice-cubes/
What you’ll need:
(per ice tray)
- 12 spray roses (the small ones) – Tip: spray roses can be pricey if you’re making many ice cubes. Consider using small silk flowers from the Dollar Tree.
- 12 twist ties
- 2 wooden skewers
- 1 ice tray
- Floral tape
Step 1: To keep the roses submerged in the ice trays, we have to build a framework that will weigh them down. Cut the spray roses, leaving about 2 inches of stem, and use twist ties to attach the stems to the skewers.
Step 2: Place the roses, which are attached to the skewers, upside down in their individual ice compartments of the tray.
Step 3: Tape down the skewers at the ends of the ice tray to keep everything from floating when you add water. Your ice tray should look like the one in the photo.
Step 4: Add water to the ice tray and freeze overnight.
Remember roses are edible, but many growers use pesticides on the roses, so I would avoid putting these ice cubes in drinks unless you are sure there were no chemicals used. Just use the ice to cool drinks. You can also substitute fresh roses to plastic or silk ones.