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.
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.