Thursday, 3 November 2011

Using Vegetables for Decoration...Flowers..Vases !

Apple Flower Arrangements
Using Apples as a vase
For short-term decorating, use sturdy apples like Red Delicious or Granny Smith to craft a cute bud vase. Simply core an apple as deep as you can, using a knife or a screwdriver. Keep your handiwork hydrated and fresh by spraying the inside and edges of the fruit with a mixture of water and lemon juice. Top with one large flower, or try a small bunch. Show off these delicious creations on a mantel, windowsill or atop a rectangular plate on the dining room table when entertaining.
Halloween Pumpkin Planters
For larger vases, pick a pumpkin or large squash with a relatively flat bottom. Cut off the top and hollow the vegetable with a spoon. Cover the inside of the gourd with a little water and bleach to help preserve it. Then add the finishing touches by placing your flower arrangement inside. Set on the porch, near an entry door or use as a striking centerpiece

What you’ll need:

  • Small vases, cups, jars or orange juice glasses.
  • Vegetables your kids like, plus celery for the stems and lettuce for leaves.
  • cream cheese (optional to use as glue)
  • flower shaped cookie cutter ( one for play dough!) You could try these cool vegetable cutters.
  • toothpicks
  • water
Just fill the cups with the celery, then stick the vegetables on the toothpicks and the toothpicks into the celery stalks.
use cream cheese as  glue to stick the pieces of carrots onto the cucumber flower. The lettuce leaves are placed around for cuteness.

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