Create your own Floral Watermelon Vase for your home or summer party! Plus unique recipes for leftover watermelon!
However, what I didn’t mention is that I also had a watermelon vase tutorial planned up as well!
The best part about this tutorial is that now nothing from the watermelon is wasted! You can create this watermelon centerpiece & then use the leftover watermelon to create Watermelon Fruit Leathers or Watermelon Syrup! And I also have two more watermelon recipes coming in the next two weeks that are also perfect for using up leftover watermelon.
I know it might sound crazy having leftover watermelon, especially if you have a large or growing family that loves watermelon season, but it happens. Whether you bought way too much for a summer bbq, or you are a family of two who has a tendency to have an overabundance of fruit in their home, sometimes you have too much watermelon. Which is why I love creating recipes for leftover watermelon!
But you aren’t here for a watermelon recipe today, are you?
This idea, like all other ideas, is not original. The inspiration for this watermelon vase came in a weird round-about way. As I was applying for a sponsored post I noticed that they were asking for watermelon tutorials, not recipes. As an example, they shared pictures of carved watermelon & I immediately realized that I had no talent to create a carved watermelon, just as I have no talent to carve pumpkins, but that’s a whole other story.
So I began to brainstorm other ways people use pumpkins to decorate in the fall & how I could transfer that idea onto a watermelon. And that is when I came up with a watermelon vase! The only problem, it turns out I live in the wrong area & couldn’t apply for the sponsored post.
But now that I had this idea, I really wanted to create a watermelon centerpiece! I even had the perfect mini watermelon sitting on our kitchen counter! So I decided to do it anyway!
This DIY watermelon centerpiece is so easy to create, I almost feel silly sharing a tutorial.
But as I am quickly becoming addicted to creating short-form videos, like I did for this Strawberry Banana Bread, Frozen Patriotic Watermelon Pops, & Watermelon Pizza, I decided to create my first DIY decor tutorial in short form video.
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Ice Cream Scoop
First, slice off a small piece at the bottom of the watermelon so that it will sit flat & not roll over. ***
Turn the watermelon right side up & use your knife to create the mouth of the watermelon vase.
Use your ice cream scoop to scoop out all of the watermelon for later enjoyment.
Carefully scrape out any remaining watermelon so that there is just the rind left. Then rinse it out & fill it with water.
Cut & arrange your flowers & enjoy your new summer watermelon centerpiece!
***1. I cut out a round piece of paper towel & placed it under the watermelon. I noticed a little bit of water puddling around the base the second day & by day three there was twice as much, so just keep an eye on it.
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With love, G
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice,
And he who begets a wise child will delight in him.
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