January Ice Centerpiece

The Beauty of Ice and Snow

The Beauty of Ice and Snow

When winter surrounds us with a frozen landscape, echo the pristine beauty of white with an icy centerpiece.


Start with a heavy urn in white and fill with icy branches. To make the branches, coat flexible branches on one side with tacky glue and roll in crystal vase filler beads. Let dry and repeat on opposite side of branch. Dry overnight and arrange in florist foam or clay. Decorate icy branches with crystal snowflakes, prisms, chandelier prisms, or iridescent bead ornaments. Drape with clear beaded garland. Look for small silver birds and gilded nests–anything to carry over the icy theme.

Place the centerpiece on a white damask cloth or lace. Surround the centerpiece with white candles in silver or clear glass candle holders. If there is a chandelier above the table, hang with more prisms and crystal ornaments. Light the candles and enjoy the icy sparkle.


About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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