Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Make your Valentine a Pickle Bouquet


Happy Valentine's Day to one in a dill-ion.

I'm pickled pink!

Valentine, you're kind of a big dill.

Okay, that's enough pickle puns for now. But seriously, your Valentine will be dill-ighted to receive this pickle bouquet!

To know me is to know my unwavering love for pickles. I love all pickles—dill, spicy, sweet, bread and butter, whole pickles, pickle spears, slices, etc. So when the concept of a pickle bouquet took the internet by storm last year, I knew I had to recreate it.

I love the idea because it shows you don't have to spend a ton of money when gifting your Valentine something special, and it's a lot healthier than a box of chocolates!

When purchasing ingredients for this pickle bouquet, keep in mind you can use any pickled vegetable because at the core of its definition, a pickle is just a cured vegetable in brine.

Materials
  • Vase or jar
  • Floral foam block
  • Aluminum foil
  • Decorative tissue paper
  • Ribbon
  • Skewers
  • Pickled vegetables
  • Greenery like dill, swiss chard, kale, etc.
Directions
1. Find a container. If you don't have a vase, just use a pickle jar. You can keep the label on or you can remove the label by soaking the jar in warm water with dish soap and white vinegar.

2. Insert foam block into jar. You can purchase floral foam block at Michael's, Hobby Lobby, or any craft store. The foam block will help secure the skewers in place. I recommend wrapping the foam block in foil so no particle from the foam get on your food.

3. Decorate with tissue paper and ribbon. You don't want the foam block and skewers to be visible so I recommend either wrapping the vase in tissue paper and tying a ribbon to the front or stuffing tissue in the vase.

4. Skewer your pickles. I recommend skewering your largest pickle pieces first and arranging them inside the vase before adding smaller pickles to fill in the empty space. Make sure to arrange the pickles at different heights.

5. Fill in with greenery. Make your pickle bouquet appear fuller and camouflage skewers by adding greenery. I love the pretty red stems of swiss chard, and dill is a great addition, obviously.






I gifted the pickle bouquet to my husband and fellow pickle lover!

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