Home / Craft Ideas / Christmas Decorations / Culinary Food Decorations

Culinary Food Decorations

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.

Food Decorations. This tree positively gleams with shells and pasta.
Food decorations on this tree positively makes it gleam with shells and pasta.

How to decorate your Christmas tree with food decorations.

Shells-Pasta01Materials

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

Acrylic varnish

Newspaper

 

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.

Culinary-Decorations-01

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.

Culinary-Decorations-02>

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.

Thank you Wikipedia

 

 

Reference: The Country Look: Decor & Crafts

CraftingDIY-icon

 

One Response

  1. […] kitchen collectionKeep your wooden spoons to hand in a pot decorated with a culinary motif. Painted tin cans also make cheap and cheerful containers for fresh or dried flower […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.