DIY Fake Ice Cubes

While conceptualizing another photo I decided I wanted to use fake ice cubes to eliminate condensation and keep the melting ice from diluting the color of the liquor (and my freezer makes terribly ugly ice). I looked all over town for these things, but couldn't find anywhere. I even tried Spencer Gifts to get those joke ice cubes with flies in them. I figured a little Photoshop would fix that, but no luck, so I made my own.

  • Canonystselfdeletedwillbeback PRO 4y

    I used silicone ice cube trays and baked them in the oven. The ones I bought were heat safe up to 425 degrees. Problem is the sides and bottom didn't come out clear, they came out foggy. The top was crystal clear.

    I have to figure out if it will always do that or if it was just a first time thing breaking in the mold. I suppose I could line the silicone ice cube tray with aluminum foil and see how that works.
  • theseattlegirl00 3y

    What a wonderful image of fake ice cubes! I wanted to let you know that it was recently used and attributed to you in an article about home remedies for pimples, zits, and skin blemishes. Thank you again for this great pic!

    - theseattlegirl
  • Lucid Brands 3y

    Keep in mind this is like melting toxic waste. The smell. The smell!
  • Moltomario 3y

    Thanks for the tutorial. Very informative.
  • hondokusumo 3y

    Can anyone tell me is it in celcius degrees? Thx before...
  • Kathy McElroy 3y

    Great idea!
  • Florida Beach Bum 3y

    Wonderful, thanks so much for sharing :)
  • bssc0902 3y

    Will this work with the silicone baking trays?
  • Felipe Tesser 3y

    It in celcius degress?
  • ren  2y

    So creative!
  • faerydragonet 2y

    That's in fahrenheit. If it is in celsius it would be black.
  • Terry Thomas 2y

    In the USA, you can find fake ice cubes at Hobby Lobby stores. And they are available in different colors, too. The ones I bought are not as large as regular ice cubes.
  • Ahd Photography PRO 2y

    Brilliant! Thanks for the detailed instructions
  • Juan Díaz Loaso 2y

    375ªF=190 ºC
  • Christos Kotsakis 2y

    thank you. i was lookin for something like this ;)
  • Wesley Naves 2y

    I´m still working on my ices (two tries and they got many air bubble and kind burn color, yellowish).

    I was waiting finish them to share this, but i will share before cause the ices can take a little longer.

    DSC_6990 by Wesley Naves

    All the cool effect was homemade with simples and common itens, for the blur on the bottle I rubbed a candle all over it, for the drops i used a sprayer with water and glycerine (50% - 50%) and for the big drop running i used hair gel. For the little ice cristals just take a clear plastic and put it on blender, you will get tiny pieces and some powder, just put a little of it over the bottle.

    Hope you all like and can use this technique in better ways than i did.

    Keep the good work you all and lets share knowledge.
  • Terry Thomas 2y

    Here is the photo by Wesley Naves:
  • Fabian Pulido 2y

    jajajaj i just fail !!
    look my ice:
  • Manasi Nanwani 1y

    Hi dear,
    Thanks for an amazing picture.I have used it here:
  • akila_ska 5mo

    Great Picture... Thanks for sharing... I have used in below link and given credits.
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