Since one of my greatest pleasures is spending lots of time in my cottage kitchen doing what I love, cooking. Being a garlic lover that I am I use garlic in just about everything I cook and have broken apart many garlic bulbs. Garlic is not only essential in my cooking, but, also as a decorative element in my Valentine decor….a Valentine Garlic Napkin Ring.
Did you know garlic is part of the allium family and has a history of over 7,000 years, native to Asia and Europe. Not only use for culinary purposes but for it’s medicinal properties also.
Since it might be hard to believe that this garlic bulb…
Can turn into a pretty Valentine Napkin Ring
The napkin ring was made using the root end of the bulb which is very easy to “break” apart…
Cup your palm over the bulb while stepping up on your toes to lean over the bulb and press down on it. Not hard, the pressure will break it open.
The skins/cloves will naturally separate out…
Among the cloves you will find the root bottom. Each time a bulb is broken the root ball will break into different shapes..
I liked how each bulb root takes on a different shape. I’m not a matchy matchy kind of gal! To me, a more relaxed look is created when everything doesn’t look the same.
Flip the root over and hot glued jute to it. Yarn or lace could be used too.
The napkin ring has a “romantic” look to it.
I made them to use on our Valentine’s day tablescape.
I anxious to hear your reactions?
What do you think and would you make one?