Bee-autiful Summer Inspired Ice Cubes

Personally, I think one of the easiest ways to ‘chic’ up a summer drink is by using craft ice cubes. People tend to notice details- so by doing something as simple as adding a little extra decoration to your ice tray before putting it in the freezer can 100% ensure that your picnic/dinner party/you name it event will be the talk of the town (not to mention Instagram) for weeks!

After our Art Deco Ice Cubes were such a big hit, Prim and I decided to take on the challenge of finding a way to incorporate the theme of summertime into our next ice cube creation. We thought and thought about all the things that SCREAM summer- from watermelon to beach traffic. And though we were almost dead set on making sand ice cubes, it was an afternoon at the park last week that changed our minds.

You see, Primrose was laying in the grass making a flower crown (tutorial coming soon) when a bee landed on her face. She panicked and began simultaneously hyperventilating and groaning like a wounded animal, it was so cute! The bee flew away, but the encounter totally reminded us of so many long afternoons spent in the backyard next to the family bee huts. You see, our mother claimed it was healthy for Prim to face her phobias because it was so irrational and therefore would lock us outside for the day. She always did seem to forget that Primrose was deathly allergic to bees, hah!

Anyways, today’s ice cubes are the epitome of that nostalgic summer feeling of hot days and warm nights; of ice cold glasses of lemonade and bare feet in fresh mown lawn; of bee stings and trips to the emergency room… The memories just warm my heart!

To do this DIY all you need is to collect about 40-50 dead bees. We DO NOT advise getting live bees. Next, fill your chosen ice cube tray with water and float the bees on top. Freeze for a few hours, and voila! The perfect summertime drink chiller!

Your friends will be shocked and awed when you hand them a glass 😉  Just make sure to remove the ice cubes before drinking, it would be SO gross to accidentally swallow a bee!

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7 Comments

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    Nina
    June 26, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Stunning! I love how delicate it makes the ice cubes looks!

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    Sophia V
    June 26, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Wow I had a bee infestation a while back and I didn’t know what to do with all the dead bodies so I threw them away 🙁 now I wish I had kept them!!

    peace,
    Sophia V

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    Naomi
    June 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Super pretty, but could I use chocolate chips instead? Thanks!

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    heather (delicious not gorgeous)
    June 27, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    oh my. these would definitely be a shocker! here i was, thinking about $800 williams-sonoma ice ball makers (actually though, there’s one on their website for $800….), but these are much much cooler.

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    Gillian
    July 5, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    So organic!!

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    Mildo
    July 19, 2017 at 8:10 am

    I eat bees all the time… sometimes for fun, sometimes out of necessity. It’s nice to know that I’m on trend!

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    Emily
    August 1, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    I’m allergic to bees. Can beetles be used as a substitute?

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