How to Make Ice Votives

Greet guests with an easy-to-make ice votive.

Add sparkle to your doorstep


  • Plastic beach bucket, about 8" tall 
  • Blue food coloring 
  • Plastic cup 
  • Masking tape 
  • Votive candle

Fill bucket ¾ full with water. Add food coloring. Place plastic cup in water; center it. Keep cup in place by crisscrossing tape across top of bucket. Freeze overnight.

Remove bucket from freezer, run under cool water for a few seconds and flip bucket over to release cup. Rest candle inside the resulting space.