Use floral-infused ice blocks instead of bags of ice #Food DIY#DIY#food#steal-this-idea February 5 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin What you're looking at are the prettiest blocks of ice ever. They may just be the best thing for all your wedding ice needs. Iowa farm bride Maria explained how they were (surprisingly) affordably made… Months before the wedding my mother started collecting plastic bottles. She filled them with water and [fake] flowers and put them in the freezer. The morning of the wedding we cut off the plastic to reveal the blocks of ice. They were both pretty and took the place of having to buy bags of ice for an outdoor summer wedding. For more DIY wedding goodness, check out Maria and Rory's homemade community country wedding with secret nuptials. Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz Megan Finley is the LA-based Offbeat Empire editor. When she's not writing, editing, and sleeping, she's eating, drinking, and geeking. You can snoop into her personal life over on her website Funk in Deep Freeze! @meggyfin @meggyfin PREVIOUS 7 super-sweet Valentine's Day gifts to give your super-sweetie NEXT Jessica & Mikel's private, sweet, and playful wedding Show/Hide comments [ 9 ] Wait what was the ice used to cool? Or was it just decorative? 9 agree Reply Asking because the post says to use these "instead of bags of ice," but I can't tell if this would work to cool drinks. 1 agrees Reply Consider organizing a street vacation for that spring or early summertime. An extended cruise crammed with aspect outings and sightseeing would be the great antidote into the winter season blues. Google Maps helps make this undertaking quick and intriguing – all you may need is a location to start and your last vacation spot. Reply I've read that boiling water before freezing it will cause it to freeze clear, rather than cloudy. I wonder if you'd get a better view of the flowers hidden within that way? Something to try! 🙂 Reply I know that boiling water will freeze clear but 2 things make me worry about the possibility of doing this craft with hot water. 1. Boiling water (or even really hot water) will melt plastic bottles. I have learned this repeatedly over the years. If you had a silicone container like a cake pan (I have a heart shaped one) that might work better. 2. I'm not sure how fresh flowers would hold up to being dunked in boiling water. Reply You cool the water after you boil it. 3 agree Reply Awesome, I did not know that, thank you! Reply Oh ha, just realized that they're plastic flowers! That makes more sense. You might want to mention that in the post in case people want to try this idea. Reply I did not even realize that until now, Eagle Eye! Adding the note about plastic. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.