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3D Veggie Christmas Tree and Snowman

Impress your friends at the next holiday party with this very crafty 3D veggie Christmas Tree and Snowman!

  • Author: Janette Staub
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12-15 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

2 3.9in x 8.8in styrofoam cones

Round toothpicks

Tin Foil

Christmas Tree:

Broccoli (I used about 6-7 broccoli crowns)

1 Red Bell Pepper

2 Yellow Bell Peppers

2 Orange Bell Peppers

1 package of cherry tomatoes

2 Persian cucumbers

Snowman:

2 Heads of Cauliflower

1 Red Bell Pepper

1 stalk of celery cut into 2 even pieces

One end of a baby carrot

20 whole olives

7 halved olives

Instructions

Wrap both styrofoam cones in tin foil.

Break broccoli crowns and cauliflower into florets of different sizes.

Christmas tree:

Insert a toothpick into a broccoli floret and stick the other end of the toothpick into the bottom of the cone until secure.  Work your way around in a circle, building upwards until the whole cone is covered.  I used bigger broccoli pieces at the bottom and smaller as I got to the top.

Cut the top and bottoms off the orange and yellow peppers and slice the rest of the peppers horizontally.  Make one cut in each slice to make one long ‘ribbon’.  Alternate each color around the whole tree attaching with a toothpick at each end.

Between each ribbon attach cherry tomatoes and Persian cucumber slices to your desire.

Cut out the shape of a star in one side of the red pepper.  Attach to the top of the tree with a toothpick.

Snowman:

Insert a toothpick into a cauliflower floret and push the other end of the toothpick into the bottom of the cone until secure.  Work your way around in a circle, building upwards until the whole cone is covered.  I tried manipulating the space between the cone and some of the cauliflower towards the middle to help distinguish the snowman’s ‘body’ and ‘head’.

Slice the red pepper horizontally and then make one cut in those slices to be able to attach around the ‘neck’ with toothpicks as well as along the one side of the snowman to make its ‘scarf’.

Attach one celery piece to each side to make its ‘arms’.

Using four horizontal toothpicks and four vertical toothpicks attach 20 whole olives to make the ‘hat’ and place on top of its ‘head’.

Place one end of a baby carrot in the middle of its ‘face’ for the ‘nose’.

With the 7 halved olives, create the ‘eyes’ and ‘mouth’.

Put out the veggie dip and Enjoy!