You can make a display or a cute gift from a loaf of bread. This is a guide about preserving bread for display.
How do I shellac homemade bread to keep for displays or to give as gifts?
By Pat D
I used day old Italian bread loafs and cut out a section in the middle (to put dried flowers and wheat and tied with a ribbon. Also put a pipe cleaner through the bread to hold the decoration) and used spray varnish over it all. It dried fine and was used as a decoration for years until it fell and broke. It is a cheap way to make fun gifts. For bread inperfections I put a fun plastic worm to make it cute. Some of the most inperfect loaves of bread turned out the best.
I am new to this site I hope that I have posted this in the correct place if not please send to the correct site. After looking for days and hours I have finally found a place where I can get help.
Hi Char, I hope you come back to this site and see my post. I want to varnish a loaf of fresh baked bread to use as a decoration and came here and saw your post. I was wondering if you were successful in your attempt.
I would like mine to last a very long time since it would be part of a decoration I plan to sell.
I was getting no where till I came here and say your post. Sorta funny that someone else wanted to do varnished bread also, I'm sure that doesn't happen often. If I don't get any feedback then I guess I will just have to give it a try and see how it turns out. I read Susan's post and will follow her directions on drying out the bread real good first.
Hope your reunion was a success.
I see someone else has felt the need to preserve a loaf of bread by varnishing it. I was sure I was the only one. If anyone can give some advice it would mean a lot because the bread is a keepsake.
Did you find out how to preserve bread if so please share! Thanks
I need bread every year for a live nativity and so I've decided to buy or make a few loaves every year, dry & varnish them so eventually I'll have tons. I have been letting the ones I bought for the 2007 nativity dry for a few weeks now. Getting ready to buy varnish and try it out. Did anyone have a non-shiny varnish to reccomend that would work well?
If you should want to harden a donut, it should be a cake donut (no icing.) Put into a preheated oven on a cookie sheet, at 200* for 5 hours. Let cool and decorate with craft paint and glued on google eyes, etc. Paint again with craft paint and varnish. You could glue a magnet to the backside, and place on front of refrigerator. Donut will be rock hard.
Source: craft group, years ago. I did one.
By flor2007 from Valdosta, GA