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Grape ‘Pineapple’ Centerpiece


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Our world is filled with amazing color and taste – its great when we can find a way to combine them into something beautiful. Here is a fun idea the whole family can enjoy – with minimal preparation, you can create an original and eye catching centerpiece for any occasion.

Supplies One large bag of grapes Toothpicks One 6 inch green styrofoam ball Bunch of Leaves – joined together at the bottom with hard plastic/wire (see picture) available at Michaels or other craft stores A wide mouthed vase or candlestick to be used as a base to hold “pineapple” Fake green grass or moss (optional)

Instructions 1. Chisel down the sides of the styrofoam ball to create an oval shape (shape of a pineapple) 2. Stick the pointy end of the “leaf bunch” into the top of the styrofoam 3. Break toothpicks in half 4. Starting from the top, working your way around in a circle, fill the styrofoam with grapes attached by toothpicks. 5. For a finished look, put fake grass or moss under the “pineapple” 6. Place “pineapple” on top of vase/candlestick

 

Frozen Grape Skewers
Make this easy, sweet and healthy, refreshing treat which can be enjoyed by all. These are perfect for a dessert, or anytime you want a guilt free alternative to satisfy your “sweet tooth.” Place a few grapes on a large toothpick or small skewer. Keep in freezer until frozen solid. (Remember to cut grapes into pieces for small children.)

About the Author: Esther Ottensoser is a food stylist whose work is featured in various publications. Whether it be party planning, marketing a product, party favors, demos or crafts, Esther takes the simple basic everyday products and transforms them into that extraordinary presentation. Esther lives in Lakewood, NJ and can be contacted via e-mail at estheroinfo@gmail.com.


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