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4th of July Watermelon Bowl, Complete Video Instructions – FREE

In celebration of the USA’s Independence Day, here is an idea for a red and white striped 4th of July watermelon bowl that is perfect for the 4th of July or any time.

4th of July Watermelon Bowl

4th of July Watermelon Bowl – free video lesson


Free Full Length Video Lesson

This is a full length lesson similar to what you would find when purchasing any of the lessons that I have for sale.

Red and White Wavy Striped Watermelon Basket

Red and White Wavy Striped Watermelon Basket

The  striped watermelon bowl taught in this free video  is easy enough for beginners to have successful results. The last part of the video shows an wavy striped watermelon bowl idea that more advanced carvers can make.  You can use these instructions to create your own variation of these watermelon bowls that are NOT your mother’s ordinary watermelon basket.

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Dear Nita,

You have become a fine true friend and you don’t even know me !!!

Every e-mail of yours is read and copied by me. You see I am a “copy artist”, but I do tell everyone where each and every lovely idea comes from….from you !

Thank you for making my friends and family think I am a genius.


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Thank you for sending this to me. I love it!!!  – Orqui Lop

Hi Mrs. Gill,
I think I will learn from you forever!
I will try this deco to offer to my american friends…
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Thank You Nita for all your Tips n Tricks
I really enjoy them

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Hi Nita,

I would like to thank you for all the video blogs that you have posted and shared with us.
They are a great help and we are overally pleased with the results.

Thank you once again and keep up the good work.

You’re a great inspiration.

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Your lessons are very nice by the way, very detailed and easy to learn from. And I love how you provide the necessary tools in your shop!

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Here is your free video showing how to make a some red and white striped watermelon bowls. ENJOY!

If you want another 4th of July watermelon carving idea check out my blog article from last year.

Happy 4th of July to my American readers! For my readers outside the USA, Happy Carving! =)

4th of July Watermelon Bowl Video Lesson

You will find many of the tools and knives used in this lesson in our online shop. Here is the link to the V-Cutters shown in this lesson. You’ll also find lots of other fun vegetable and fruit carving lessons. Take a look.

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Ok, so some of you may have trouble viewing the video above, if that is happening for you, you should be able to view the YouTube Video below. It’s the same as the video above.

And if that still does not work, you can watch it at

Want to learn more melon carving?

If you want to learn more melon carving, take a look at what is taught in my video lessons:

Carving Watermelons – Roses, Buds and Leaves

Carving Melon Flowers – Smooth and Jagged Petals

You will also find several easy to make melon carvings in  my

Vegetable and Fruit Carving 101 Course for Beginners

Send me photos of your 4th of July Watermelon Bowl or Carvings

P.S. If you create a striped watermelon bowl or other 4th of July watermelon carving, send me your photos. I’d love to see them and may even share them on the next blog post. You can see some 4th of July watermelon carving photos that have been sent to me here as well as photos of the watermelon bowl that I made for my 4th of July BBQ.

P.P.S. After the 4th of July, some readers sent photos of their watermelon bowls that are good for any time of year. You can see their photos here.

P.P.S. Here is another blog post where a student/customer adapted the watermelon bowl idea to make it perfect for a wedding fruit display.

P.P.P.S  After the 4th of July, I got so much positive response from viewers, I decided to leave free 4th of July watermelon bowl lesson here indefinitely for you to enjoy.

P.P.P.S. You can see 2 more lessons for making red, white and blue edible bouquets for the 4th of July by clicking here.

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39 Responses to 4th of July Watermelon Bowl, Complete Video Instructions – FREE

  1. July 2, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    So simple yet so beautiful.

  2. David July 2, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    Wow….another outstanding job.

    • Nita July 5, 2011 at 11:29 am #


  3. Michelle July 3, 2011 at 7:39 am #

    WOW, Nita! Thank you for creating and sharing another fruit carving that my friends and family will love! You make it look easy enough for me to want to attempt it myself. I liked the segment about the iPhone app as well. This lesson looks like a TV show in the making 😉

  4. Darlene August 7, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

    Love your videos. I have been looking for something like this for a while now. I have been doing carvings for family birthdays and functions for a few years. But your videos are helping me pump it up a little bit.
    Thanks so much.

    • Nita August 7, 2011 at 12:47 pm #

      I’m glad to know that you are enjoying and getting value from my videos. Thanks for letting me know.

  5. RUBEN OLANO August 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    its,AMAZING !!!!!I, I haved enjoyed, youre Work,my sencire Respect…THANK YOU!!!!

  6. Jessica September 9, 2011 at 9:26 am #

    The only part I am not understanding is having to tap the watermelons. I am a deaf cook working in the garde manger department. If your videos had included closed captions, that would be very helpful.

    However, I have been watching your videos by hands on details and I truly enjoy it. Amazingly, your site is the only site that showed a lot more easy tasks and details on the carvings. It is really difficult to find good books on how to learn how to carve on fruits and vegetables. But, you are the mastermind! Thank you!

    • Nita September 9, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

      I’m glad you are enjoying my site and lessons. The app was just something kind of entertaining. When you tap the melon three times, the app tells you whether or not the melon is a good one. But, it does not really work all that consistently.

      When you tap a watermelon you want to hear a certain sound. It’s kind of a high hollow tone with almost a slight vibrational echo. Not a low thud which indicates a soft mushy melon. I tight non pingy sound can reveal an under ripe melon. It’s hard to describe if you cannot hear.

      You might be able to learn to recognize the tap that reveals a good melon by the feel of the vibration. It might require some trial and error.

      If you know how to select a good melon, the tapping is irrelevant. And you can always ask the grocer in the produce section if you are not sure.

  7. Makeishia Shoots September 19, 2011 at 9:26 pm #

    Hello Nita,
    Your videos are great! Thanks so much for sharing them with me.
    I recently started to carve fruits and veggies…I must say that you
    make it look so easy! I’m learning so much from you and enjoying it.
    Thanks Nita! You’re the best!!!

  8. Nam Lee September 29, 2011 at 12:38 am #

    Thank you!! Thank you!! Nita!! You made it so easy. I used to think that it might be too much difficult to learn it. But I want to buy the carving tools now. Thank you again!!

  9. atilola March 1, 2012 at 5:14 am #

    Saw all ur hand work honestly,i was happy and kudos to you a million times.pls how can i get in touch with you cos am interested in leaning how to carve and get all the tools and some of the dvd for me.Thanks Atilola from nigeria. hoping to hear from you soon.

    • Nita June 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

      Hi Atilola,

      It’s easy to get tools and dvd lessons. Just visit my online shop at // Add whatever you like to your cart, add your address and the appropriate shipping for Nigeria will be applied. We generally ship the next business day.

  10. atilola March 1, 2012 at 5:19 am #

    Pls how can i lean how to carve and how can i get all the carving tools and ur videos,am from nigeria am highly interested pls love to hear from you soon.

    • Nita March 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

      You can learn to carve with my online and DVD video lessons.

      All of my carving tools and video lessons can be found in my online shop page.

      Click here to visit my shop.

      In the shop, many of the items have a “Learn More” link. Click on any of those to learn more about the lessons and tools in my shop.

      Thank you for your interest. Happy Carving!

  11. md .jamshed alam April 2, 2012 at 2:36 am #

    excellant water millon bowl.

  12. Kumudinie June 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    Nita, I enjoying your hand work. Thank you so much for your free lessons. I appreciate it. Thank you once again.

  13. Elizabete January 9, 2014 at 9:26 am #

    Hi Nita, thank you so much for the lovely ideas to make beautiful things and relax as doing it. You have an angel’s hands to make things. I did the radish ones but my ones wasn’t nice as yours. I think I need some practice. Thanks a lot.

  14. urmila July 31, 2014 at 3:19 pm #

    Thanks a r excellent.i always like to watch your videos.G

  15. Harry Debideen. August 31, 2014 at 8:57 am #

    these are very beautiful, everything that i have learned in carving is from you.i have to send some of my work for you to see thanks a lot,god bless.

    • Nita Gill August 31, 2014 at 2:31 pm #

      Hi Harry, You can send my your photos attached an email. I’ll look forward to seeing your photos.

  16. Ric Testani February 15, 2015 at 1:18 pm #

    That was great I just may have to do a few dozen to see the response I get. I will send you some pictures of them.

    Thank you they look like fun.


  17. Ngoc Tuyet - nguyen thi July 30, 2015 at 5:33 am #

    Thank you very much , Nita . I am really enjoyed and love all your informations that you sent .

    Tuyet -nguyen

  18. Rachel Holland June 18, 2016 at 7:10 am #

    Thanks for this video! I can’t wait to try it;)

  19. Lilah March 20, 2017 at 1:15 pm #

    thank you so much! really amazing but you make it seem so clear and simple that anyone can do it! cant wait to try it!!
    thanks again for these inspiring video guides…

    • Nita Gill March 20, 2017 at 3:45 pm #

      You’re welcome. Have fun making your own carvings!

  20. Akhtar Ali May 3, 2017 at 2:01 am #

    Thanks for video.I will try it

    • Nita Gill May 3, 2017 at 7:31 am #

      You’re welcome. Have fun with it.

  21. Naume July 24, 2017 at 11:06 pm #

    Thank you for the Video I will try it looks great

    • Nita Gill July 25, 2017 at 10:27 am #

      Have fun making your own. 🙂

  22. Wendy Harris August 3, 2017 at 8:33 am #

    Thank you so much for this great video. I very much enjoyed it .

  23. Yemi April 5, 2018 at 1:36 pm #

    Thanks a lot Nita, I enjoyed watching the video.
    You are a very good teacher.

    • Nita Gill April 5, 2018 at 6:09 pm #

      I’m glad you enjoyed it, Yemi. Have fun making your own.

  24. Nabil Tatossian January 17, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

    Thanks Nita, hope one day I become like you

    • Nita Gill January 21, 2022 at 1:55 pm #

      Oh that is sweet. With practice, you can exceed me.


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