ice bowlIsn't this ice bowl pretty? They don't last forever, but if you want a dramatic centerpiece that doubles as a chiller, an ice bowl is perfect. They're impressive enough just plain, but add flowers, fruit, or herbs, and you've got a knockout. They look like the kind of thing best left to the experts, but actually they're pretty simple. You could make your own ice bowl in just 5 simple steps. Here's how!

 

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