Culinary Food Decorations – Decorate Your Tree With Food
Hey good looking! Look at these delightful culinary food decorations ideas. For a simple effect, decorate your Christmas tree with some food.
How to decorate your Christmas tree with food decorations.
Shells – either snail shells available from culinary shops or seashells
Small bread rolls
Hollow pasta shapes to make a garland
Spray paint in gold and copper
Ribbons of different widths, in gold, mustard and brown.
Gimlet. or tool to bore holes in the shells
1. Preparing the shells
Wash the shells thoroughly in hot soapy water. When dry, use a gimlet to boreholes in the shells near the openings.
2. Painting the shells
Divide shells into two groups and lay them on a sheet of newspaper. Spray one group with gold and the other with copper paint. Leave to dry for half an hour. Turn them over and spray the other side. When dry, thread thin ribbon through the holes and hang.
3. Hanging the bread rolls
To prevent any crumbs from dropping, you could paint a coat of clear acrylic varnish over the bread rolls before hanging. In this case, leave to dry before tying up the bread rolls into parcels with pretty ribbons.
4. Making a pasta garland
Cut a piece of thin gold ribbon about 150cm (5ft) long. Knot one end to hold the pasta on. If the ribbon is very thin thread a bead on the end before tying the knot. Thread pasta pieces onto the ribbon to make a garland.
5. Painting the garland
Lay the garland on newspaper and spray with gold. Leave to dry for20 minutes then spray the other side. Leave to dry, before draping round the tree.
Here is a bit more info on Christmas Tree decorating.
Christmas ornaments, baubles, “christmas bulbs” or “Christmas bubbles” are decoration items, usually to decorate Christmas trees. These decorations may be weaved, blown (glass or plastic), molded (ceramic or metal), carved from wood or expanded polystyrene, or made by other techniques.
Ornaments are available in a variety of geometric shapes and image depictions. Ornaments are almost always reused year after year rather than purchased annually, and family collections often contain a combination of commercially produced ornaments and decorations created by family members. Such collections are often passed on and augmented from generation to generation. Festive figures and images are commonly chosen.
Lucretia P. Hale’s story “The Peterkins’ Christmas-Tree” offers a short catalog of the sorts of ornaments used in the 1870s:
There was every kind of gilt hanging-thing, from gilt pea-pods to butterflies on springs. There were shining flags and lanterns, and bird-cages, and nests with birds sitting on them, baskets of fruit, gilt apples, and bunches of grapes.
The modern-day mold-blown colored glass Christmas ornament was invented in the small German town of Lauscha in the mid-16th century.
Reference: The Country Look: Decor & Crafts