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Holiday Project: Glittering Ice Sculpture

by | Dec 3, 2007 | Creative Inspiration & Projects, Seasonal Decorating & Entertaining

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Holiday Project: Glittering Ice Sculpture

We are going to make an ice sculpture! I have to admit, I never thought I would attempt to make an ice sculpture. I’ve joked about this before, in fact, that is HOW SURE I was ice sculptures would not be a part of my holiday plans. But this project should teach us to never say NEVER. There is always a SIMPLER way to do something amazing, and it will still be beautiful and creative. I am all about that.

Holiday Project: Glittering Ice Sculpture

Last week when the talented Sandra Evertson sent me her idea for none other than an “ice sculpture” of course I almost fell of the chair! But when I saw how simple yet beautiful it was, I was jumping for joy, this is my kind of project! She knew I’d need a more manageable ice sculpture! Thanks Sandra! You are my new BFF. I love creative people who watch out for me and share easy projects that even I can do.

For those of you who don’t know about Sandra, you are in for a treat. She is an amazingly generous and creative person (visit her blog to see all the wonderful things she shares, including sweet things you can download!). I am so excited to have her here for our inspiration week. Here is her bio from her blogger page:

I’ve been making things for as long as I can remember. I’m a magpie collector of all things old and unique. I’m currently working as a contributor for Romantic Homes Magazine, a Directors Circle Artist for Somerset Studio Magazine, and contribute regularly to all of Stampington & Company’s various publications. I have authored several books including Fanciful Paper Projects and the most recent, Fanciful Paper Flowers. And this year Stampington & Company has just released my first two rubber stamp lines.

Yep, she’s a creative one! I am humbled and honored that she wanted to share a project with us here! Thank you, Sandra, for putting this together! Please welcome Sandra Evertson as she shares her instructions for this glittery holiday masterpiece:

Holiday Project: Glittering Ice Sculpture

DIY Ice Sculpture

Create a gorgeous Ice Fantasy display, right in your own freezer!
A quick and easy project to dress up your holiday table!

Variety of glitters
Vintage jello and tart molds
Silver platter (with a lip on it)

Simply pour jello mold half full of water, sprinkle in some glitter then fill the mold the rest of the way up with water.Place in freezer until hardened.

Just before your guests arrive, remove the molds from the freezer, let them set in room temperature for about 3 minutes and they will pop right out!

Arrange them on a silver platter, you can even intersperse them with votive tea lights, fresh holly, white roses with the stems removed, the sky is the limit!

Your “ice sculpture” will last for a few hours and even when it begins to melt it will create enchanting pools of sparkling glitter!

Holiday Project: Glittering Ice Sculpture

Happy Holidays!

My Best,
Sandra Evertson

Isn’t that pretty? Sandra and I joked about her husband’s confusion over seeing ice cubes with glitter on them in the freezer. Husbands may not understand the need for glitter on everything, but we do! Maybe put a “Do not use in a drink” disclaimer on these, just in case!

Copyright: All photos and tutorial in this post are copyright Sandra Evertson.

Photos and tutorial were used by permission of Sandra Evertson.


  1. Penny, Mosaic Artist

    Wow! They are so pretty. I have made ice luminaries before, and an ice/icebucket to keep wine chilled….

  2. janet

    You mean I need to clean out my Freezer?. I just got around to cleaning out the fridge. No really, these are very cool. I am thinking New Years Eve Party.

    Sandra is great; she visited my blog once and I was so excited to have a contributor to a magazine I read visit

    PS. Great job Melissa

  3. frenchgardenhouse

    This is such a great idea!! I wonder if I used those silver balls for cakes and cookies if I could throw these in my punch bowl?

  4. Kathleen Grace

    You had me at the word “glitter”! Such a great new idea! Thanks for sharing something simple and beautiful:>)

  5. Rhoda

    What a pretty idea! Love the glitter too. Sandra is very talented, she has dropped by to see me, so I’ve just met her recently myself. I am looking forward to getting to know her too & visiting more often. Thanks for all the creativity, Melissa!


  6. Elzie

    So lovely. It’s only to hope for cold weather at Christmas so that the sculpture lasts some LOL.
    Hope you’re having a great Tuesday.
    Love Elzie

  7. Cre8Tiva

    this is way cool m…thanks to sandra…i did not realize how much she has accomplished…thank you for keeping us entertained always…hugs, r

  8. Claire

    Just checking to make sure that you survived the storm –

  9. Neutral Dwelling

    Great idea! and I laughed when I read your comment about husbands and glitter! Thanks for a great post!

  10. Dawn-Enigma Artist

    Great Idea. I have a lot of molds, a variety of sizes! I’m thinking varying heights when I try this.

  11. Bejeweled

    Oh, these are pretty! I thought the husband & glitter thing was really funny too!

  12. Lisa

    How awesome is this? I already have hoards of glitter now all I need are some cute molds. Great idea. Happy holidays!

  13. Ruth Welter

    Melissa, these are just gorgeous. I saw a show on tv once about a family in Alaska I think, that had all kinds of ice luminaries outside their home to brighten everything up…it was just beautiful.

  14. Esther Sunday

    Awesome! Thank you, Sandra, and thank you Melissa! With Love, Esther

  15. Pam

    You can never have enough glitter at Holiday time!

  16. Teresa

    These are so pretty…I’ve done ice molds before, but usually for outside use; never with glitter. What a snazzy update! Love it.

  17. Memrica

    Thank you for the visit on my webbsite,you wonder about the text to my picture about the old phone??
    I write about that I was in love with this old-phone :) and I was so happy to find it on the market for antiks!
    Best Regards from Memricahouse in Sweden

  18. rochambeau

    Beautiful Ice sclptures by Sandra!

    And YOU ms Melissa. I just read your second comment on at Vanessa’s t. party. I’m still smiling and smirking.
    YOU go GIRL!


  19. Pat

    Melissa these are beautiful! I have some old jello molds around here someplace. I think I’ll give this a try!


  20. Auld Hat

    Charming! And I think I might actually be able to pull this one off!

  21. A Fanciful Twist

    OH!!Too fun!!! WOW!!! Oh Sandra is amazing isn’t she??? Just adore her!!

  22. Nan

    I’ve put berries and holly in mine before but never thought of glitter. Thanks

  23. Lynn

    I have done the berries and holly too but the glitter kicks it up a notch. What fun!! Thank you Melissa and Sandra. ~ Lynn

  24. Tandra Boyer

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME???????????
    I just won 2 Ebay auctions of over 60 vintage tin Jello molds!! Why?? I dunno, it was very late at nite (or too early morn!!) Ive been wonderin’ what clever thing can I DO with them!! Ice Sculptures!!! THANKYOU*THANKYOU*THANKYOU!!!
    You are a mind reader!!!!!!

  25. Erin

    Oh how lovely!

  26. Flea Market Queen

    What a wonderful idea…
    It’s about the only thing I haven’t glittered yet…

  27. Rachel

    That is so fun! I love the glitter. Thanks so much for sharing you two! I’ll be linking.

  28. christy

    I loved this idea. I was thinking maybe you could use sanding sugar in the bottom? I wanted to make one to float in the punch for my 1 yo b-day party.



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