Are you hosting this year?
It can be stressful wanting to make everything "perfect" for your guests,
but I've learned over time that it's not the big "WOW"-factor things that people remember the most... it's the little things.
And sometimes, those little, personal touches can be the easiest thing you do all day.
Today's project is just that: Easy. As. Pie. No.. Easier!
I started with this silicone baking tray from the dollar spot at Target.
I'm going to try this out with Christmas cookies a little later,
but for now, it's all about ice.
In my family, we have cocktails at Christmas, and many of those tend to be garnished with lime or lemon. This is a cute way to get your garnish on, and keep your drink cold, too.
I chose to work with lime (um, trees? Green? No-brainer :) ), so I just chopped up the pieces and laid them in the compartments. Because the baker is silicone, I found it easiest to put it on a cookie sheet to help me keep things steady when I moved it to the freezer.
Fill your trees with water. Tip: I used a gravy boat to pour the water in and it worked beautifully. Waaaay easier and far less messy than trying to hold the tray under the faucet.
They came out solid white on the front, but then they start to melt, the pearls inside start to drop away and it's really pretty! These would be great in a sweet Christmas punch.