How To Make Ice Ornaments

Attention: Do not throw out your Christmas tree because….

Today, I am going to share how to make ice ornaments and make it beautiful for the entire winter season, but first a little fun!


The Cat In The Hat came knocking on our door yesterday.

He was smiling ear to ear with that big ‘ol striped hat.

Oh, the things that happen when the kids have a few days off of school.


ice snowflake winter is for the birds


See, the Phunometer was reading pretty low.

Thing 1 and Thing 2 were creating the mother of all messes…..

…and, frankly, Mom was a bit outta wack.

I was finding myself saying words like Whatchamajigger and Kupkake-inator!

And, honestly threatening to throw them in the Transdimensional Transporterlator!

Do you see where I am going with this?

Winter is for the birds.

winter is for the birds ice ornaments

Good thing I came up with some celebration of winter projects to keep them busy….

winter is for the birds ice ornaments

How to make ice ornaments:

  • To create these beautiful ice ornaments,  we collected all the cookie cutters we could find.
  • Filled them with water in a pan.
  • Attached waxed thread, then gave them a sprinkle of glitter.
  • And let Mother Nature do the rest.

snowflake ice ornament


starfish ice ornament


how to make ice ornaments


paper snowflake garland

We then embellished our tree with paper snowflake garland….

winter is for the birds sunshine with orange slices

Slices of sunshine…..

seed bell winter is for the birds

Seed bells…..

cranberry garland for the birds

Ruby red cranberry garland.

daily dose of Vitamin C winter is for the birds


winter is for the birds decorated tree

All displayed on our Christmas tree….


That’s right.

Don’t throw out that Christmas Tree….

…take it outside and enjoy throughout the winter season.

The birds and squirrels will thank you!

ice snowflake winter is for the birds

This snowflake ice ornament was my favorite of the bunch.

Creating ice ornaments and adorning the outdoor tree certainly kept Thing 1 and Thing 2 busy for the majority of the day.


the sun did not shine.
it was too wet to play.
so we sat in the house
all that cold, cold, wet day.

i sat there with sally.
we sat there, we two.
and i said, ‘how i wish
we had something to do!’

too wet to go out
and too cold to play ball.
so we sat in the house.
we did nothing at all.

so all we could do was to
and we did not like it.
not one little bit.

Hope you enjoyed this fun tutorial!

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  1. […] To begin my home tour, I want to share our Christmas tree. It is the heart of Christmas decorating in our home. This year I did break down and purchase an artificial pre-lit tree. After the fiasco last year with our first tree dying and then the second tree being in constant shed mode…and dying (sigh), we were ready for a stay green, shed-free, pack-away-box type of Christmas tree. The kiddos were disappointed, but we will still take them over to the tree farm for a train ride and hot cocoa by the fire. Our covered front porch needs a tree anyway, so we will be decorating it for the birds this year! […]

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