Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Fast n Fabulous DIY!

With baby showers, wedding showers and birthday parties filling up the summer, I have a fast n fabulous DIY project for you! This will look like a million bucks and super professional but is super cheap, healthy, and easy-peasy!

  1. Get a nice ripe watermelon, and the filler fruit you want to go inside from your local grocery store. I used strawberries, apples and blueberries because that is what i already had on hand. You can use all melons- cantaloupe, honey dew and watermelon, or tropical with mango's and pineapple! Go Crazy!!
  2. You will need a good knife, wax or parchment paper, spoon, bowl, melon or ice cream scoop, decorative tray and flowers to garnish.
  3. Lay down the parchment/wax paper under the watermelon on a large counter top. This will get messy...lol. Take the watermelon, put it on top of the parchment/wax paper and cut 2 sections as shown, making sure that you cut just above the half way mark and leave 3 inches for the "handle" of the watermelon basket.

  4. Once you remove those 2 sections, use the melon ball/ ice cream scoop to scrap out all of he insides. I used a spoon to then get all the little slivers that the scoop left behind. Put all of the watermelon balls into bowl and mix with the other fruit.
  5. Now you can detail the "basket" by cutting a zig-zag around the edges as i did in the photo. i did this by taking a knife and cutting little "v's" in the edge.
  6. Replace all fruit inside the "basket" and put on a decorative tray. You can then garnish with flowers or uncut fruit to make it super cute!



natalie said...

I think the flowers totally make this!

Tara said...

How pretty!! I always forget that watermelons always make such a nice dish.

Buckeroomama said...

What a wonderful idea!!

Thanks for dropping by my blog. :)

~MeLiSsA~ said...

This is beautiful!!

What a presentation!