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How to Carve a Melon Snowflake

Here is a series of photos showing how to carve a melon snowflake starting with a super simple pattern and adding more carving to make it fancier. You can see a variety of beautiful snowflake melon carvings in our previous post. You can use the snowflake design pattern that is available in our Holiday Carving Pattern set. Or […]

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Snowflake Melon Carvings Inspired by Photos of Snow Crystals

I stumbled across this fascinating video showing close up photos of snowflakes and it inspired me to make a couple of snowflake melon carvings. Before scrolling down to see my carved snowflake designs, take a look at this short (1:12 minutes) video. It’s pretty amazing to see the variety of snowflake crystals that exist in nature. Nature […]

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Watermelon Poinsettias

Yesterday while at my chiropractor’s office, I saw a live poinsettia plant that has the same colors as poinsettias carved from watermelons. It inspired me to write this post and share some watermelon poinsettia carvings by students and me. Watermelon Colored Real Poinsettia Watermelon Poinsettias carved by Learners Here are a few of the watermelon […]

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Candy Plate Variations

It’s fun and easy to make a peppermint candy plate. Candy plates are a lovely way to add a personal touch to holiday parties and gifts. Over the past few years I’ve shared my own ideas as well as the creations of some of my readers and students. Learn to make your own candy plate […]

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Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships

For 24 years, Breckenridge, Colorado has been the home of the Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships. Held January 21-February 4, this event draws snow sculpting teams from around the world as well as many visitors who simply want to view their impressive work. This year featured 16 four-person teams from Catalunya (Spain), Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, […]

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Festive Holiday Fruit and Vegetable Carvings

Looking for new ideas for holiday fruit and vegetable carvings? Readers and students have kindly sent me photos of their creations and perhaps they can serve as inspiration for you too. There are many red and green fruits and vegetables available that are perfect for creating holiday fruit and vegetable carvings.  Get in the Christmas […]

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