Watermelon Ribbon Basket

Jun 20 2012 in Watermelon by fruitcarving

Watermelon Ribbon Basket

Watermelon Ribbon Basket

Fruit arrangements don’t get more elegant than this carved watermelon Ribbon Basket that makes a great centerpiece or could even be given as a creative homemade gift.

Materials

1 Symmetrical Watermelon
1 knife
Pencil or marker

Instructions

  1.     Take a symmetrical watermelon and slice a small amount from the bottom to that is sits steadily.
  2.     Draw a line, roughly in the middle that will represent the edge of the basket.
  3.     Using the photo above for guidance draw in the handle that goes diagonally across the top.
  4.     Mark in the bow design and allow the loop of the bow to meet the edge of the basket.
  5.     Carefully cut around your bow design, removing the unwanted rind.
  6.     Hollow out the basket but leave a thin layer of red flesh.
  7.     Drain  any juices from inside the basket and fill with seasonal fruit salad.