Watermelon Heart Basket

Jun 21 2012 in Watermelon by fruitcarving

Watermelon Heart Basket

Watermelon Heart Basket

This beautiful watermelon heart basket would be perfect for a romantic occasion but would also make a great centerpiece at a dinner. Filled with delicious fresh fruits it’s healthy as well as sweet.

Materials

1 watermelon – any shape or size
Knife or decorating tool
A handful of toothpicks

Instructions

  1.     As the watermelon is only really needed for the basket, any shape or size will work.
  2.     Create a sturdy base by cutting a slice about 1/4″ thick from one of the sides.
  3.     Use a pencil or dry erase marker pen to draw the curved or heart shape edges of the basket as you can see in the picture and note that their is a handle going from one side to the other in the middle.
  4.     Carefully use a knife to cut out your marked lines.
  5.     Once you have removed the rind from the top, continue to hollow out the basket, taking care under the handle.
  6.    From the left over rind cut out hearts and any other shapes you desire and attach them to the handle using toothpicks.
  7.     Fill the basket with the fruit salad of your preference.