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Vegetable and Fruit Carvings for Christmas

Broccoli Christmas Tree

Broccoli Christmas Tree with tomato garland by Michelle Parent

Last week I posted a video showing some ideas for vegetable and fruit carvings for Christmas. They were arrangements that would make Christmas pretty centerpieces. Here are some more great ideas for Christmas fruit and veggy carvings. Some simple and some more dramatic.

Easy, ‘No Carve’ Trees Make Festive Vegetable and Fruit Carvings for Christmas

After seeing the video with ideas for vegetable and fruit carving for Christmas, Michelle Parent made this lovely Christmas tree and sent me a photo today.

With this one there is No carving required!

Michelle blanched the brocolli to make it a more brilliant green and made a garland of small plum or grape tomatoes. She topped it off with a piece of cauliflower and will serve it with some veggy dip in a green footed glass. I’m sure her friends will be delighted when she brings it to tonight’s party.

Very nice tree Michelle! Thanks for sharing your photo with us.

Santa carved from watermelon - fruit carving for Christmas

Watermelon Santa carved by fruit carver Yenny Medalith Caldas Garcia

Here are a few photos of other fun and festive vegetable and fruit carvings for Christmas.

This Santa Claus carved from watermelon was done by by fruit carver Yenny Medalith Caldas Garcia. Isn’t it a great idea for fruit carvings for Christmas?

I don’t have a lot of details about this Santa carved watermelon. I just thought it was so clever, I had to share it. Yes, I showed it last year, too. It’s too good not to share. Great job, Yenny.

Think Red and Green When Planning your Vegetable and Fruit Carvings for Christmas

red and green chili pepper flowers for Christmas

Red and green chili pepper flowers make pretty garnishes for Christmas. Chili Pepper flowers taught in Nita’s 11 Weeks Vegetable and Fruit Carving Course for Beginners.

When you are planning your fruit and vegetable carvings for Christmas, think of the color choices. It’s easy to make a display that includes some dramatic reds and greens. Consider featuring some flowers carved from red and green bell peppers or red and green chili peppers.

red and green melons make great fruit carvings for Christmas

Red and green melons make great fruit carvings for Christmas by Nita Gill. You can learn how to carve melons with roses and zig zig petals in Nita’s video lessons.

Another thing you can do for beautiful fruit carvings for Christmas is to carve bell peppers with a zig zag edge and use them to serve dip in a vegetable platter. The bright red and green colors will look festive for Christmas.

The green and red colors of watermelons make watermelon carvings perfect for fruit carvings for Christmas. That is, if you can get watermelons in your area at this time of year. We can still get them here in California, especially the small personal size watermelons are still in our local stores.

If you are reading this from Australia, you’ve got all the watermelons in season, right?

Carved Christmas Bow Watermelon

Watermelon Christmas Bow carved by professional fruit carver James Brown

Here is another great fruit carving for Christmas. It’s a watermelon carving that looks like a package with a bow. It was carved by James Brown.

Square Watermelons could make awesome fruit carvings for Christmas.

Imagine how amazing  this same type of carving would be if it were carved into one of those square watermelons that are grown in Japan?

Yes, watermelons can be grown into a square shape. I’ve never seen one with my own eyes…only in photos. Apparently square watermelons are becoming more popular in Japan. And it’s not just as a novelty.

Square Watermelons

Square Watermelons

They are a better shape for fitting conveniently into the refrigerator. You can see more about square watermelons on the CNN website.

Thank you to  James Brown for sharing his lovely Christmas bow watermelon. Its a great idea for fruit carvings for Christmas.

If you live in a place that sells square watermelons and you carve one of these packages, I’d love to see your photo. I’ll post it here on my blog.

Many off the ideas shown here are taught in my 11 week Vegetable and Fruit Carving Course for Beginners or in one of my other lessons. You can see all the lessons and tools that I have available in my shop.

I hope this give you some great ideas for jazzing up YOUR table with your own vegetable and fruit carvings for Christmas.

 

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One Response to Vegetable and Fruit Carvings for Christmas

  1. NChong December 24, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    Wow! So great work!

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