It is likely that DIY handmade crafts will never go out of style, especially handwritten letters, cards, and stationary. They make the best gifts because they are one of a kind and unique to you, and they show your recipient that you are willing to put forth some effort and go the extra mile for him or her. However, while loading up on stamp pads and calligraphy pens, try adding a little Treviso radicchio too.
Believe it or not, you can create a beautiful rose floral pattern using just a piece of a radicchio. Not only will you have a healthy vegetable for a salad, but the part of it you might throw away, the stem, can make something unforgettable—rose stationary. Let’s get started!
Materials & Supplies
Directions on How to use Treviso Radicchio for Stationery
- Wrap the radicchio with a rubber band on both ends.
- Cut off the stem end with a sharp knife, and make sure the surface is as flat as possible.
- Stand the stem on a paper towel, with the cut side down, and let it dry for five minutes.
- Press the cut side onto a large stamp pad of a color of your choosing, and then press down using the palm of your hand onto the cards or stationery, blotting on a paper towel in between presses.
- Add a sweet, funny, or encouraging handwritten message to finish the card or stationary.
To add more variety to the cards or stationary, consider using multiple colors for the floral pattern. Also, if you want to use more than one pattern, use other vegetables for various shapes. Brussel sprouts cut in half and the stems of romaine lettuce heads can also make fun patterns that will catch someone’s eye. Even if you don’t have the greatest penmanship, don’t immediately shy away from attempting calligraphy as it adds a great sentiment to cards that are likely to be cherished for years to come.
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