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A Winter Craft for Kids: How to Make an Ice Wreath

by Jean Van't Hul
December 1, 2023
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Make a nature ice wreath by arranging berries, flowers, and other nature items in a Bundt pan and adding water. A lovely winter craft to hang up outdoors for the birds!

Updated December 2023

Here’s a simple and lovely idea for an eco-friendly holiday decoration. Nature ice wreaths are perfect for hanging outside on a cold winter day and bring a beautiful bit of color to the white landscape.

This has been an Artful Parent classic for many years, and we were so excited to try it on our own this year.

winter craft ice wreath pin
Photo by Andrea Martelle

An Ice Wreath Winter Craft


  • Bundt Pan (or you can use a round cake pan if you don’t have a Bundt)
  • Items from nature like berries, leaves, flowers, and greenery
  • Ribbon


  1. Gather your nature items

    You can take a nature walk, or stroll through your garden, and gather up any and all berries, fruit, leaves, and flowers you see.

    cutting holly leaves for ice wreath

    In the past we’ve used crabapples, holly berries, lambs ear, lavender, blueberry leaves, and alyssum. We’ve also made wreaths with orange slices and cranberries, and even some violets for a lovely pop of purple!

  2. Make your wreath

    Place your nature items in the Bundt pan or cake pan in any arrangement you like.

    Pour water into your pan.

    Cut a loop of ribbon and rest it on the edge of the pan where you want it to be (you can also tape it to the edge of the pan). Make sure the ends of the ribbon are submerged in the water.

    ice wreath

  3. Freeze your ice wreath

    Carefully place your wreath in the freezer and let it freeze completely (preferably overnight).

    When it is fully frozen, remove from the freezer and put the pan in a sink full of warm water to loosen the ice. Then tip the wreath out.

    frozen ice wreath

  4. Hang your wreath!

    Find a tree branch outside to hang your wreath on and enjoy how the light sparkles through the ice!

hanging ice wreath
Photo by Andrea Martelle

We love how it looks with the light shining through! We want to make more wreaths and some ornaments, too. As long as the cold weather holds out, you can have ice wreaths and ornaments all over the yard!

Have you tried making ice wreaths?

More Winter Activities for Kids

Want even more creative ideas?

Check out our Winter Fun Creativity pack!

Cozy up with some of our favorite wintertime activities for creative kids! This pack has 40 pages of winter-themed art activities that will keep your kids busy even on the snowiest day!

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