Watermelon Centerpieces

Posted by on April 3, 2013 in Art Project, Misc. | 10 comments

 

Watermelon Centerpieces
Elegant creations from watermelons and cantaloupe! Tutorial link included. www.grandpartsplus.com #watermelon #centerpieces

Summer is coming and soon we’ll see bins of watermelon in the grocery stores! Instead of just serving watermelon wedges, think about creating a centerpiece out of it. If you happen to get a tasteless one, this might be a way to salvage it for another purpose.

 While this is not like my usual posts, I just had to share these ideas. Perhaps they’ll inspire you to try something different. Some of these ideas are easy and some more difficult.

Watermelon Flower  #watermelon #fruit creations #centerpieces  www.grandparentsplus.com
Imagine this bursting forth on your table! Truly a show-stopper!  www.grandparentsplus.com  #fruit  #centerpiece #watermelon flower

 

 

 Are you brave enough to try this?

Beautiful Watermelon Creation! Perfect for a fruit  and salad table!  #watermelon #watermelon creation #centerpiece  www.grandparentsplus.com
Flower centerpiece made from a watermelon. #fruit#centerpiece #fruit-centerpiece www.grandparentsplus.com

 

Now, the next one is way beyond my ability!  Don’t think I’ll be trying this, but if you are artistic, go for it! The headdress is from radishes and greenery.

Watermelon Sculpture
Watermelon Sculpture!
#watermelon #fruit sculpture #watermelon creations www.grandparentsplus.com

 

Made with leaves carved out of the watermelon rind, this next creation uses long carrot curls for the petals, and black raspberries for the center! Soak the long carrot shavings in ice water to make them curl. Then, place them to look like the flower petals. Use toothpicks or skewers to hold everything in place.

Fruit flower creation!
Beautiful Flower made with watermelon rind carved leaves, long carrot curls and black raspberries!

 

Another melon creation made from cantaloupe!

Another beautiful flower made from fruit.
Made from canteloupe!

The best video for directions on how to do the roses is on YouTube at this site…

 http://wp.me/p2kxxE-AR

Watermelon rose
Watermelon made to resemble a rose.
Watermelon Centerpiece
Wow!
Watermelon Centerpiece Carving
Spectacular!

This bird is easier than it looks. Hold everything together with skewers and then cut off with pliers at the entrance point to hide it. 

See my  Fruit & Vegetable Creations post for pictures of the construction.

 

 Now if you are brave and you feel inspired, it is your turn to try these watermelon creations for your centerpiece! Beautiful, aren’t they? Thanks to the chefs on Royal Caribbean for the inspiration and for instructions on YouTube!

 

I’m starting on the Watermelon Rind and Carrot Curls Flower!

What have you got to lose?

If it doesn’t turn out, just eat it!

Phyllis (Oma)

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10 Comments

  1. Good for you! Everyone will be impressed!

  2. Thanks for linking up an awesome project last week! Come by again and link up some more creative creations!

    Have great week!
    Susie@bowdabra
    http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/04/13/crafty-showcase-link-up-anything-fun-in-the-craft-project-linky-9/

  3. Very artistic! I loved the watermelon flowers.

  4. What a fun project! I think the large watermelon rose is my favorite. Thank you so much for sharing with Saturday Spotlight. Have a great weekend and come back soon!

  5. Great ideas! Had no idea you could make watermelon look so cool! So happy you linked up to Give Me The Goods Monday! Can’t wait to see what goods you bring next week!
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  6. Finally linking up with my Friday Flash Blog community. Thanks for linking up and sharing in the fun! Have a terrific week and see you on Friday.

    Jennifer
    http://www.TheJennyEvolution.com

  7. This makes my mouth water for watermelon! Summer cannot come soon enough!

  8. Thanks for the fun, but, no, I’m not into that much work. h aha Linda

  9. WOW!!

  10. Wow! So amazing! I don’t have the patience to do this but I really appreciate the artisticness. (Is that a word????)

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