Thursday, May 10, 2018

DIY Fruit and Vegetable Prints


This is a fun craft for you or the kids, that is as easy as opening the refrigerator and laying hold of whatever fruits and vegetables you have on hand. Get out the paint and paper, or fabric and you have a delightful and inexpensive piece of art.  Use the base of celery, bok choy, or lettuce to make roses, slice oranges or lemons for a beautiful citrus print, carve carrots or potatoes into stamps such as leaves or simple designs, use bell peppers or squash for fun shapes,  slice apples or mushrooms and stamp them on fabric or paper. Use parsley and corn on the cob for texture and repetative design, and end up with some lovely scrapbook paper, pictures, cards or fabric prints.







Supplies 

Fruits and vegetables, such as:
Bok Choy, Lettuce, Carrots, 
Celery, Potatoes, Apples, 
Oranges, Lemons, Peppers, 
Squash, Mushrooms, Corn on the Cob, etc.
Craft Paint 
(if you are stamping onto fabric, use a fabric paint) 
Paint brushes or sponges
Paper or Fabric 




Instructions: 
  1.  Slice the fruits and veggies in any manor that you wish
  2.  Brush on Paint.
  3.  Stamp onto Paper or fabric
  4.  Allow to dry
  5.  Use paper or fabric to create something else.
The base of bok choy, lettuce, or celery makes lovely roses. 





 

Carrots and potatoes can be carved into simple designs to create a stamp, such as the leaf stamp here.



 Bok choy rose, with carved carrot leaves.




  
 Peppers make fun shapes, such as flowers or shamrocks.



 Celery stems can be used separately as designs, or to add petals to your roses.



 I now have a nice pile of scrapbook paper to use.





Create greeting cards,

 scrapbook pages,


  or picture/plaques



Have fun and happy stamping.
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6 comments:

  1. Oh I just love it Mom!!! It looks so beautiful!! And so handy!!!

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  2. I wish you and Winston could come over and make a few with me.

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  3. I’m thinking gift wrapping paper!!!
    I can personalize it.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Gift wrap is a great idea. You could stamp your design onto butcher paper, or even tissue paper. Thanks Christine.

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  4. I love it Pam, so darn creative. then you could make soup ~smiles~
    Hugs, Roxy

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    1. Ha ha, yes, definitely..... just rinse it off and throw it in the pot.

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