Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Edible Bouquet

We hosted extended family during Hurricane Irene, because our household wasn’t evacuated. During the stormy day, we could be found in my “power-less” kitchen putting together this no-bake project Grandma brought. Grown-ups cut fruit to resemble flowers, and little cousins had a blast sticking the fruit pieces on bamboo skewers! Within a short time, the kids were having a blast pulling fruit off the skewers to eat. Fruit never looked so appetizing!

Supplies:
Fruit (& veggies, if desired) including whole pineapple
Bamboo skewers
Some of our supplies
Cookie cutters, knives
Vase

Directions:
1. Cut top off pineapple and place flat side down in bottom of vase.
2. Cut fruit and vegetables into creative shapes using knives and/or cookie cutters, and impale on bamboo skewers.
3. Stick skewers in pineapple base!

This would be a great centerpiece for a party or shower!

We used a measuring cup instead of a vase so you can see the pineapple top.


7 comments:

  1. What a great idea! We might have had power, but we didn't have this much creativity! :)

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  2. Love the idea of using the top of the pineapple as your base for your skewers and to add a little green! I've never seen that done before!

    -Cousin Nellie-

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  3. These are so adorable and fun! What a delicious, healthy and colorful gift idea. Thanks for sharing! You have a beautiful blog and I'm so glad to have found it.

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  4. Too cute. Very professional looking :)

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  5. So cute! And a great way to get kids to eat more fruit! :-)

    ~Joanna

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  6. This is beautiful. I'm definitely not creative enough to do this kind of thing but you have serious talent!

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