Supplies needed for Veggie Vases:
- Fresh vegetables
- A glue gun
- A cylindrical or rectangular glass vase or even a cardboard box and brown butcher paper
- Some twine, or rope, or ribbon
- Pick some vegetables that are either symmetrical, graphic, or can easily make a pattern on the size of a glass, or in a box, if you choose to make a tray. Asparagus, bok choy, green beans, or sliced mushrooms can be used easily. (You can also use artichoke leaves, layering them to look as though they are still attached.)
- Cut the ends off of the vegetables, or in the case of mushrooms, carefully slice them thinly.
- Take your vegetable one piece at a time, and simply glue gun it to the side of a vase, taking care to follow a pattern. If using long vegetables, you can choose to run them horizontally, vertically, or in a cross-hatch pattern. Mushrooms almost become a paisley pattern. Bok choy will need to run with the fanned part of the leaf either up or down to create a tulip-like shape.
- Continue to glue the vegetables on the surface of your object until it is completely covered. Your can then adorn the vase with twine or ribbon, or if making a tray, adorn the outside with vegetables, use butcher paper on the inside. (You could even combine several vegetables on one piece.)
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