Ever frozen flowers in ice for a centerpiece?
I volunteered to handle the June luncheon for my garden club. It'll be at a local restaurant, but I need to provide individual favors and centerpieces for 9 or 10 tables. I've chosen as a theme "Have a cool summer," since we don't meet during July and August. 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 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 can start freezing some with pansies now, and as things bloom -- daffodills, azaleas, roses -- freeze them into molds, so that by June, I'd have a garden on ice in my crowded freezer!
Am I crazy to even try?