Fresh Holiday Vegetable & Fruit Wreaths featuring Lisa from Moore Minutes {Handmade Holidays Project No.7}

Fresh Holiday Vegetable & Fruit Wreaths featuring Lisa from Moore Minutes {Handmade Holidays Project No.7}

Welcome back to the continuation of the Handmade Holiday Series featuring STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. This week we are sharing a total of twenty five inspiring projects to create for the upcoming holiday season.
It’s a pleasure to welcome our next guest,
Lisa from Moore Minutes
Entertaining friends and family during the holiday is an important part of the season. From large formal parties to small intimate get-togethers, it is all about creating special memories and cherished traditions this special time of year. Lisa is here today sharing some Fresh Holiday Vegetable and Fruit Wreaths to create a fabulous tabletop display for your next gathering.I am so happy to be here at Stephanie’s beautiful blog talking about the holidays! I’m a lover of this season and excited to be inspired this week as we all get to take a peek at new holiday decorating ideas.

Entertaining is a colorful and beautiful way to celebrate the gathering of friends, and is highlighted during the holidays. Today I want to share a sweet holiday brunch table and whisper ideas on how you can recreate this buffet on your own coffee table in front of your sparkling tree.

Instead of fancy silver serving trays, I used wreaths of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam to present food! I used a large wreath for the veggies and a medium sized wreath for the sugared fruit. STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam serves as an ideal tool and foundation in SO many projects.

Materials Needed:
– various wreath shaped sizes (your choice) of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam
– floral picks with wires removed
– sugar and water
– super fine sugar
– fresh greens and flowers
– twine
– fresh fruits and veggies of your choice
1) For the veggie wreath, take a larger wreath of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam and use toothpicks or floral pins to secure large green leaf lettuce to the wreath.
2) Push toothpicks into the ends of washed veggies. Peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, and asparagus work well. These veggie pieces can easily be pushed write into the STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. Arrange as desired.
3) For the fruit wreath, tie floral greens (like baby’s breath) around the wreath of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam using twine. Leave some open areas on the top of the wreath to place the fruit.
4) The sugared fruit needs to be prepared ahead of time. Heat 2 cups of water and 2 cups of water in a saucepan until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. This is a “sugar paste” to use in step 6.
5) Wash fruit and gently press floral picks (wire removed) into to bottom of them. Pierce and place some of them into the STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam.
6) With the remaining fruit, brush the water “sugar paste” onto some fruit pieces then quickly roll in superfine sugar. Set on wax paper to dry for 30 minutes or more. Then add the sugared pieces to the fruit wreath after they’re dry.
Ta Da!
Fresh Vegetable Wreath
Fresh Fruit Wreath
Fine sugar dusted on fruit gives us
that extra indulgence
of little luxuries for the holidays.
It also adds a delicate bit of pretty to your decor!
Line up! Breakfast is served…
These work perfectly in a brunch buffet.
Guests can pull out whatever fruit and veggie choices they wish
as they fill their plates with early morning goodness. You can also add a bowl of veggie dip to the center of the wreath if desired.
Cream puffs and orange juice…
Rustic birch wood vases, rough burlap,
shabby ruffles, romantic swirls of red roses,
silver trimmed fine china, delicate doilies,
smart kraft paper, airy cream puffs,
crunchy veggies, soft sugared fruit,
and zipping orange juice
braids together
rustic and delicate pretties
into a charming holiday brunch.
The comforting hum of friends and family,
gathered around fresh goodness,
inspired by peaceful beauty,
with cozy warmth inside and snow chill outside
makes a
Happy little Christmastime.
Thank you Stephanie and STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam from Dow
for inviting me to share in some holiday inspiration for 2011!
…and may all your Christmases be bright,

♦ For more inspiring projects and crafts ♦
Visit Lisa at Moore MinutesUndertheTableandDreaming
Thanks so much Lisa for sharing your gorgeous holiday brunch table. The fresh wreaths are such a fantastic idea as they can add a fun festive presentation to any seasonal tabletop.
There are three more creative projects in store for today to inspire your handmade holiday this year – with another coming up shortly. Enjoy.

The Handmade Holidays series is brought to you by
STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam made exclusively by The Dow Chemical Company.
More crafting ideas utilizing STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam can be found on their
blog Crafts ‘n Coffee as well as their Facebook page.

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  1. It looks so pretty, inviting and festive! Glad to see you in this wonderful line up!

  2. This is fabulous!

  3. What a great idea!

  4. That is so, so clever and makes everything look so fancy and festive!

  5. So creative! I love how the Styrofoam was used to add dimension to the table. I would never have thought to do this. Great job Lisa!

  6. How clever..I really like the idea a lot..

  7. I love Lisa’s wreaths and her holiday brunch table!! So innovative but classic. The sugared fruit makes it so elegant!! Nicely done, Lisa!


  8. What a great idea. You are so creative!

  9. Thank you Stephanie for having me on your incredible blog! I feel so happy about it. This is a fun week and I’m enjoying all the posts going up. <3

  10. A feast of eye candy perfection!! L.O.V.E!! 🙂

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  11. This is beautiful and mouth-watering! I especially love the veggie ring tutorial, the colors are so pretty and seasonal. Thank you for sharing. Sharon

  12. These are beautiful and make your brunch buffet even better!

  13. I love this.. everything looks soooo beautiful! Lisa is so creative and puts so much love and thought into everything she does!!


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