As temps keep plunging, it may just be perfect conditions for creating a sparkly walkway to your door by greeting holiday guests with Ice Hurricanes that you can make yourself. (First impressions are everything!) They’re impressive and so easy to make!

Happy Outdoor Decorating!

Love, Nora


Ice Hurricanes

What you’ll need:

Large plastic containers

Smaller plastic or metal containers

Weights of some sort (rocks, nuts & bolts, etc.)

Duct tape

Sprigs of cedar or pine (sea stars are optional)


Votive candles


Place smaller container inside the larger one, and fill smaller container with weights.

Position greens between the 2 containers. To keep smaller container centered in the larger one, add a criss-cross of duct tape on top.

Add water to just below the top of containers.

Store carefully in freezer overnight.

When ready to use, fill a large bowl with hot water, and one at a time immerse the frozen containers. When loosened, remove the ice from its container.

Remove weights and pour hot water into smaller remaining container. As it loosens, separate.

Place hurricanes directly on the ground outside and add votive candles.




  1. Karen on December 27, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    These are really pretty. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Victoria on December 27, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    So pretty! Want to snap a photo of them outside tonight please! Asks the reader from the south. Going to be cold here towards end of week and more snow! It really rare to get snow before January in South Carolina.

  3. JaneEllen on December 28, 2017 at 1:23 am

    Would love to make these but has been too warm in western CO (Grand Junction area) except during night to keep them frozen. These would be so pretty along a walkway or on railing/steps of front porch. Will keep in mind/my project notebook for next year, hopefully colder. Have had only one small snow fall last week and it’s gone with 40’s temps during day. Very disappointing. Thanks for sharing this project.

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