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Fruity Fun: How to Make Creative Edible Arrangements for Any Occasion

Jennifer Howard | Cottage on Bunker Hill

For your next party why don't you make this fun fruit arrangement instead of a boring bowl of fruit salad?

Cookie Cutters

You will need a couple of different flower-shaped cookie cutters to cut out the fruit.

Slice the watermelon straight through.  Make sure the slices aren't as thick as the cookie cutter. (the cookie cutter will get stuck)

Melon Flowers:


Cutting Melons

For melons, slice off one end and scoop out seeds. Then cut slices around the core to end up with 4 quarters.

What to do:


Melon Slices

This is how you will get slices with enough area to cut a flower shape.


To Assemble Fruit Flowers

Use 12" wooden skewers. You can add grapes or berries to the skewer to hide the wood. Then push the skewer into the bottom of the flower shape.

Use a toothpick through the center to secure a berry for the center of the flower. (cut off excess toothpick w/ scissors, be sure to remove before serving)


Making Flowers

Instead of a berry center you could make small melon balls and secure with a toothpick. 

Chocolate Stawberries

Add a few chocolate covered strawberries to your bouquet. Skewer the strawberries and dip in melted chocolate.

Assemble The Bouquet

After you have all your fruit skewers assembled you can arrange them in a vase or planter. I added floral foam to a planter and stuck in the skewers.