Festive Fruit Flowers! {Frugal Recipes}

by Jess on May 21, 2013

Festive-Fruit-FlowersPart craft, part recipe!  I thought this was a great salad to add to your Summer picnic and with Memorial Day around the corner, why not offer up a beautiful fruit salad for your guests.  This one is a little prettier than the normal bowl of fruit because with just a little extra effort, your dish can take center stage!  I made this for a Spring picnic recently and it was a hit.  Nothing like a healthy and beautiful fruit salad – especially as the weather gets hotter!  It’s refreshing and good!

Materials/Ingredients Needed:

  • Trifle bowl or any glass vase so that you can see the fruit through the glass
  • Assorted fruits – I used pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, grapes and watermelon which is a MUST in this recipe!  But really, anything goes!
  • Flower shaped cookie cutter
  • Cutting board


  1. Wash and cut fruit to desired sizes and set aside.  Save your watermelon to do last.
  2. When ready, slice your watermelon into 1/2-1 inch slices
  3. Lay watermelon slice flat on your cutting board and stamp out your flower shapes.  Be careful, they are delicate!  Set aside
  4. Line the perimeter of your trifle bowl’s base with your watermelon flowers.  If you put them next to one another, they will support each other
  5. Add your fruit salad until it fills inside of the watermelon shapes and repeat with more watermelon
  6. When you are done, your trifle bowl will be surrounded with pretty pink flowers!
  7. Beautiful to look at and refreshing to eat!
  8. Another idea is to make fruit skewers for a child’s birthday party and top with a watermelon flower.

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Jess left her job to pursue her dream: changing diapers, cleaning the house, doing dishes, getting tons of sticky kisses, teaching and exploring with her two girls on the New England coast. She enjoys sharing her life - crafting, creating, parenting, venting and cooking on her blog Barefoot by the Sea.

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