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The Garden House: A Vegetable Art Idea by Cindy Halferty

Today, I’d like to share a clever vegetable art idea created by one of my readers, Cindy Halferty. This will be especially interesting if you have children in your life.

Cindy Halferty’s Edible Garden House Vegetable Art

Cindy Halferty’s charming Vegetable Garden House

You may have built and decorated a Gingerbread House with your kids during Christmas laced with cookies, icing sugar and candy. Well, here’s a healthy twist to this old holiday favorite: We’ll call it  a Vegetable Garden House.

Isn’t is quaint and inviting? and completely edible, too. Look at all the vibrant colors of this edible Garden House, lent from the deep red tomato, pink watermelon, bright green broccoli and cucumber and purple radish, just to name a few. There are so many details in this vegetable art creation by Cindy and I invite you to take a closer look!

Cindy’s Garden House Vegetable Art

What a fun and original way to display fruits and vegetables! Wouldn’t your kids enjoy helping you make this edible creation? Imagine living in this Garden House – you can mow the broccoli lawn, water the radish flowers, walk along the watermelon path and open the carrot door to your cucumber house!

Closer look at Garden House Vegetable Art

A Closer Look at Cindy’s Vegetable Garden House

I really enjoyed this unique vegetable food art display that Cindy made. I especially liked the pretty tomato roses and zucchini bushes she added to the front “yard” of the Garden House.

Garden House Vegetable Art

Garden House Vegetable Art with tomato rose and zucchini bush

If you’re interested in vegetable art and would like to try making a tomato rose like the one in Cindy’s Garden House, click here for a short video lesson.

Turning Your Passion for Vegetable Art into Profit?

Here’s what Cindy had to say about her Garden House vegetable art display:

I enjoyed making it very much….Actually I make several holiday day pieces one of which was a broccoli tree in your video….

At gatherings with friends and family I received enormous reviews.  So a friend was hosting a house warming party and asked me “I wonder if you could do the same thing for a house?”  So with a little imagination that was what I came up with.  My friends were all amazed and said I should go into business, which is something I would like to do, but I don’t think I have enough experience.

I enjoyed your videos very much and now am thinking of other ideas and occasions to make fruit arrangements for that are not just limited to Christmas.

Thanks Again. “

Cindy, you did a really nice job and I’m so glad that you are enjoying my video lessons.

For anyone wanting to pursue a business with fruit and vegetable art, don’t let your lack of experience stop you. My advice is to start small and accept opportunities to create displays for friends and family. You may soon find that someone will like your work enough and be willing to pay for it. Take photos of your creations so that you can build a portfolio. That way, you can showcase your skills to more people and go from there.

For some inspiration, you may be interested in reading about one of my students who owns a fruit and vegetable decoration business:

Fruit Platter Arrangements by Anetas Lekas

The broccoli tree video that Cindy mentioned earlier can be found by clicking here

Extreme Fruit and Vegetable Art

Isn’t fruit and vegetable art a great hobby? It’s amusing to look at, fun to make and may just motivate little ones to eat more fruits and veggies.

Some artists have taken this concept to a whole new level! Here are some incredible examples of extreme fruit and vegetable art from my blog that you might enjoy:

Carl Warner Food Landscapes

Orange Festival in Italy

Thank you, Cindy, for sharing photos of your Vegetable Garden House. It looks like you’ve found a terrific creative outlet through fruit and vegetable art. I really enjoy it as well, and especially love sharing my art with others.

Happy Carving! Have fun creating your vegetable art.

Learn to carve like a pro

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5 Responses to The Garden House: A Vegetable Art Idea by Cindy Halferty

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    • Nita February 28, 2012 at 9:24 am #

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  2. Carolina December 8, 2012 at 4:36 am #

    I just linked this awesome house on my Facebook page. Check it out … i wanted to give an example of “healthier versions” for gingerbread houses :) http://www.facebook.com/kidkritics contact me if you have any questions/suggestions!

  3. gayathiri January 21, 2014 at 4:16 am #

    very nice one… how to make cucumber house .. need this video..

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