Thursday, July 27, 2006

Theme Time Thursday - Veggies

Your mom always said "Eat your vegetables."

Well...I think you can decorate with them, too (which for some vegetables - *cough*brussel sprouts*cough* turnip*cough* is more enjoyable).

I chose this theme because I received my very first submission for P.O.D (sorry...this blog name is too long to say all the time).

Karyn mailed a great idea to me because she thought they were cute - she was right - and to share with all of you on here. This is really what it's all about: finding stuff and sharing it, all (4) of us together (I have no idea who reads this, but a big shout-out to the 3 I know about =o)...)

OK...here are some ideas of how to decorate with your veggies:



Artichoke Votive Holders
Submitted by Karyn

Instructions:
I've never done this, so I'm going to guess what I would do

* Cut the top off the artichoke.

* Hollow out a hole.

* Place your votive inside (finding a green votive candle close to the color of the artichoke would be perfect).




Vegetable Candles
Better Homes & Gardens

Instructions:

* Put a rubber band around candle.

* Insert asparagus stems or green beans behind rubber band.

* Cover up rubber band with a ribbon.

Personal note: I like the asparagus votive holders above more than these in this picture (more realistic looking)

Pumpkin Vases
As seen at Homecoming 2005

Instructions:
You've seen this before, but it matches the theme...=o)


* Cut the top off the pumpkin (if you have several pumpkins, cut out a paper template for the hole).

* Use a spoon or an ice cream scoop to get all the meat of the pumpkin out (save the seeds and roast them).

* Take a potted plant (we used mums) and take it out of the pot (save your pot for later).

* Place plant in pumpkin.

* Tie ribbon around pumpkin (wired ribbon is easier to make bows that aren't floppy).

* Mist your plant every other day or water just a bit. Don't water too much or your pumpkin will rot out the bottom from retaining too much water.

* Take the mum out and put it back in the original pot you saved once the pumpkin goes bad (about a week).

Vegetable Candles
Better Homes & Gardens

Instructions:

* Same as above, but once pumpkin is hollowed out, place a vase filled with florist's foam inside the pumpkin.

  • * Place branches and stems into the florist's foam.

2 comments:

Jamey and Norah said...

It's so fun to have made the blog! I feel almost famous!

--Karyn

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