Need centerpiece idea, thinking of ice
I posted this question on the entertaining forum, but I thought I would pick brains of you crafty folks, as well.
I volunteered to handle the June luncheon for my garden club. I need to provide individual favors and centerpieces for 9 or 10 tables. I've chosen as a theme "Have a cool summer." The favors will be paddle-style hand fans.
For centerpieces, I wanted to freeze blossoms in a cylinder of ice, maybe placing a small fern instead of a candle in a cavity of frozen distilled water. I've seen directions on HGTV's website for making a ice luminaries, but I'd like to know if anyone has tried this process with success.
I'd probably use 1/2-gallon cardboard milk containers for the outer mold, and 1-quart milk containers for the inner cavity. I'd set them on a small towel on a plate and hope they didn't melt too much during the 2-hour affair.
Am I crazy to even try? Maybe someone has another idea using ice and flowers. I'd rather not use candles since I want to emphasize COOL.