Valentine's DIY No. 4: Hearts of Ice by Margie Oomen

Guest post by Margie Oomen of Resurrection Fern

Margie's last DIY has to be one of my favourites.  These are adorable and could be paired with her previous Matchstick Beeswax Candle idea to help warm.  Thank  you so much Margie!

 Hearts of Ice
(Meant to be warmed of course)

petals, greens, string, feathers, small stones, or what ever you heart desires, heart shaped watertight container, string if you want to be able to hang it, water, a place to freeze it outdoors or in a freezer overnight)

Place the materials that you have chosen in the container. Fill with water. Add a little loop of string hanging over the edge at the top if you want to. Let it freeze for at least 24 hours. Place it in a sink with some warm water to loosen it from the container. Hang it somewhere for your loved one to see or place somewhere special.


Margaret Oomen, a rural physician and textile artist, has been a gatherer and maker of things for as far back as she can remember. Aside from a spinning and printmaking class, she is completely self-taught. She draws her inspiration from her treasure-hunting family, especially her father a mathematician and electrical engineer, her scientific (biochemistry and synthetic organic chemistry) and medical backgrounds, and her great respect and love of the natural world. Her work can be found at She lives in Ontario with her husband, four children, three cats and a snail named fern.


Jan Halvarson


Emily Boyle Westbrooks said...

Oh, this makes me wish we had freezing temperatures, at least for a few days!

nuray said...

so cute :))

Sonia / COZY MEMORIES said...

anything Margie does is magical, meaningful & brillaint
this one doesn't fail !
thanks again Margie & Jan !

Kathleen Maunder said...

So beautiful!

Tina / said...

Very creative idea!

Unknown said...

Ohhh! I love this! It's precious and so easy to make.

xoxo, Jjanga

Call Me Snakke said...

This is so amazing! I love this! I am so doing this with my daughter when it snows next!!


Jan Halvarson said...

Sonia - so true. : )

Rachael said...


Unknown said...

Those are so sweet and would be perfect hanging on my front porch! I have to try this:)

Julie Khuu | Haute Khuuture said...

Wow, looks easy enough for even a novice like me! My nieces would love to DIY these babies...thanks for sharing!

Peace. Love. LOL!


Zane said...

gorgeous, adore this idea