Ferrero Rocher Holiday Table Wreath
Contributed by: NAPSA
Topping The Table With Edible Decorations
(NAPSA) - Festive decorations set the scene for holiday celebrations and provide an opportunity for hosts to showcase their personal style and creativity. The latest decorating trend started in the display windows of America's finest department stores, and is just making its mark in the homes of the most sophisticated hosts this holiday season.
Edible decorations - the combination of tasty treats with elegant decor - are simple to make and showcase the best of the holiday season. Most holiday edible decorations incorporate sweets, so working your family's favorite treat into your handmade decoration will ensure everyone has a chance to indulge. Kids love to help create edible decorations, and with very little effort these unique creations can become longstanding family holiday traditions.
Remember to focus on the wrapping as much as the taste when combining candy or other sweets with your holiday decorations. Elegant wrapping will catch your guests' eyes the instant they enter the room and underscore the overall decor of your home.
For example, incorporating gold-wrapped Ferrero Rocher(r) chocolates in traditional holiday decorations such as wreaths creates a festive centerpiece while giving guests a sweet treat to snack on throughout a party or at the end of a meal. Try the following instructions to create an elegant holiday wreath that tastes as good as it looks.
- 1 styrofoam wreath, 14 inches in diameter
- 10 yards 1-inch-wide decorative ribbon
- 15 to 20 pieces holiday garland
- 14 medium-sized pinecones
- 15 acorns or other nuts in shell or exotic pods
- 20 wrapped Rocher(r) chocolates
- 5 glue sticks
- glue gun used at low heat
Glue one end of ribbon to the bottom of styrofoam wreath. Continue to wrap ribbon evenly around the wreath, eliminating any gaps that would expose styrofoam. It may be helpful to glue ribbon each time it is wrapped around the back of the wreath.
Finish wrapping ribbon on the back of the wreath and trim off any remaining ribbon.
Glue a piece of garland to the top of the wreath. At base of garland, glue a pinecone.
Continue gluing garland and pinecones around the wreath until wreath top is covered with garland and pinecone clusters (6-8 clusters, depending on the size of pinecones).
In small spaces between garland and pinecone clusters, glue nuts or pods.
Leave enough room throughout wreath to glue Rocher chocolates in gaps.
Use the wreath as a centerpiece on a holiday table. If desired, place a dish in the center and fill with additional Rocher(r) chocolates.