How to Decorate With Fruits & Vegetables


Fruits and vegetables can be used to make stunning seasonal decorations throughout the home. These edible pieces can be used in desserts, sides and main dishes once they have served their purpose as home decor. Decorating with fruits and vegetables allows you to update your home decor frequently, keeping it fresh and in tune with the natural seasons outside. Whether used on a regular basis or set out as special decorations for a party or celebratory meal, these pieces will wow friends and family in your home.

Things You'll Need

  • Ribbon
  • Bowls
  • Wreath
  • Select an arrangement or fruits and vegetables that are in season. In-season produce will be fresher and last longer. Use strawberries and watermelon in summer, pumpkin and squash in fall, cranberries and pomegranates in winter and artichokes and asparagus in spring.

  • Make containers from your selection of edible decor. Hollow out watermelon, pumpkin and squash for bowls that can hold other fruits and vegetables or a bright arrangement of flowers. Place asparagus stalks around the perimeter of a cylindrical vase and secure with a ribbon.

  • Fill bowls, vases or a tiered cake stand with a selection of fruit and vegetables. Intersperse with flowers, leaves and herbs for a stunning piece. Set a collection of these containers up on a sideboard or shelf, or use a single large arrangement as a table centerpiece.

  • Thread peppers, berries or herbs into a wreath for a wall hanging featuring an assortment of delicious produce.

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