I saw these in a book a while ago and HAD to make one for Easter. I thought they were too cool! The best part is they are EASY. In a matter of 20 minutes I was able to create something that looked really fun and unique. If you are hosting a mother's day brunch, wedding or baby shower, or anything else for that matter...try one of these as a centerpeice or in your buffet line. Yummy! I'll include an easy dip recipe that you can serve with it for even more yumminess! :)
Supplies you'll need:
A craft topiary form. I used one with two foam balls. You could do one or three if you choose...depending on how big you want it to be.
A base/pot for the topiary
a glue gun
some floral moss
strawberries (I needed about 4lbs for this one)
Wash and dry your strawberries. Leave the stems ON. This is what keeps them from falling off the toothpicks!
Glue your topiary base and form into your pot. Secure it REALLY well. The topiary will be REALLY top heavy so you want your base to be secure.
I started out sticking toothpicks into my topiary like this..
As you go you may have to move things around a little and fill in here and there, but it gives you a good place to start.
Stick your srawberries on the toothpicks through the stem to give the toothpicks something to grab a hold of.
Continue to fill in around the foam topiary forms until you have this..
Isn't that cool??? I think it would be cute with little fruit kabobs on it too! :)
Here's the dreamy dip to serve with this or ANY fruit:
1 package (8oz) of cream cheese, softened
1 jar of marshmallow creme
zest of 1 orange
a little bit of orange juice squeezed from the orange you zest
combine all ingredients and mix until smooth and creamy.
What do you think? Pretty easy for a lot of WOW! factor, huh?
Have a great day!