How to Fill a Bottle With Fruit & Vegetables in Oil for Decoration

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How to Fill a Bottle With Fruit & Vegetables in Oil for Decoration
Shop the produce aisle for this craft. (produce department image by brelsbil from Fotolia.com)

Green, yellow, red, blue and orange fruits and vegetables---a rainbow of nature's products make up the contents of this beautiful decorative oil bottle. A clear glass decorative bottle filled with an assortment of vegetables and fruits in mineral oil is a unique and fashionable gift or decorative accent for your own kitchen. Use fresh peppers, fresh fruits and frozen carrots to make up this beautiful and colourful produce accent bottle.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Wide-mouthed glass bottle with cork
  • Fresh jalapeños
  • Fresh banana peppers
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Frozen carrot slices
  • Mineral oil
  • Candle wax or hot glue gun

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Rinse any dirt from the fresh jalapeños, banana peppers, strawberries and blueberries. Air dry on a dish towel or paper towels.

  2. 2

    Place a handful of frozen carrot slices onto a dish towel. Allow the carrot slices to thaw. Throw away any carrot slices with ugly spots.

  3. 3

    Arrange the jalapeños and banana peppers inside a clean wide-mouthed glass bottle. Drop a few strawberries, blueberries and carrot slices into the bottle. Add as many of each fruit or vegetable as desired.

  4. 4

    Add mineral oil. Fill the bottle to approximately ½ inch from the rim of the bottle. Put the cork in the bottle.

  5. 5

    Seal the edges of the cork with hot candle wax. Alternatively, drop a line of hot glue around the cork.

Tips and warnings

  • For additional decoration, tie a bit of raffia or colourful ribbon around the bottle.
  • You may wish to label the bottle so no one attempts to eat the contents. Write "Not Edible," "Do Not Eat" or "For Decoration Only" on a mailing label and place it on the back or bottom of the bottle.

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