Friday, April 22, 2011
Retro Crafting Friday: Perky Platter Trims and a Centerpiece For Your Easter Table
Perky Platter Trims
Turnip Lily: Cut two thin turnip slices; curve to shape flower. Slip in carrot-stick for center. Anchor with toothpicks. Crisp lilies in ice water. Arrange with parsley.
Deviled-egg Flowers: Notch small end of each egg to make petal-like openings. Remove yolks; make deviled filling. Refill white, using pastry tube. Slice piece off bottom if egg is wobbly. Chill till serving time.
Cranberry Tulips: Using a tulip cooky cutter, stamp out shapes from slices of canned jellied cranberry sauce. Place each cranberry tulip atop a slice of canned pineapple. (Who would want to eat this?)
For the pictured table centerpiece: Graduated squares, made of narrow painted slats (joined with brads) can be interlocked as shown, or telescoped or zigzagged. Paint plastic foam eggs and string on ribbons; fasten to squares. Slide eggs up and down to most interesting position. Arrange flowers where squares join.