Thursday, December 1, 2011

Food Art Garden Cards Kids Mushrooms

Let the mushrooms show you where your place is at the table.

Food as art? Absolutely. Useful art at the table in the form of a name card or place card. It started out innocently as I was going to make a salad. My marker was on the counter from last night numbering the Christmas calendar. I couldn't help but pick it up and draw a face on the mushroom. The trials of an artist. This is one of those times inspiration struck immediately on what to do with it.

There is a wonderful 3-d quality to the name cards. (These were simple plain tags that I had in my drawer.) She looks like a sweet bird on a branch. I added lavender, cinnamon bark, ribbon and a dab of hot glue to hold the mushroom girl to the card and also for the lavender. My hands were very fragrant when I was finished.

When I cut the mushroom in half she had a perfect mate who I then drew his face on. He's here on the right. Every American family has a dog (or almost) so here is our westie dog mushroom. This last photo is before I hot glued them on the cards. It's so fun to get kids excited about coming to the table and making it fun and presenting food in an artistic way. These are not to be eaten but mushrooms have a pretty long shelf life so you could make them earlier in the day and they will keep and look beautiful all during dinner.

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white life© said...

Look great!!! And if you have no mushrooms, then also halved champagne corks go. Wonderful idea!


Kateri said...

These are soooo cute. Especially love the ones on the the spinach leaves.