Here are some fun ideas for making fruit carvings to celebrate a Happy New Year. Some of these are from past years but all the ideas can be used for any year’s New Year celebration.
Simple New Year’s Idea
Sometimes it takes us a while to get around to posting photos that student /customers send in. Because so many photos are sent to us, it’s hard to keep up. And sometimes photos are sent to us much later than when the carvings are made. Marguerita DeLaRosa sent this next photo to us in July of 2016.
It’s easy to cut the star shapes with cookie cutters. You can use jicama, turnip or diakon for the stars. If you want, you can even use Styrofoam. Just put grapes on skewers, top with your stars and add to your fruit tray. Simple. Or, you could top your skewers with decorated strawberries like these pretty strawberries that customer Sonia Etri made.
New Year’s Graphics and Words Watermelon Carvings
You can find the set of patterns that includes the toasting glasses in our Wedding Carving Patterns.
If you want to learn to carve graphic patterns and letters onto watermelons and pumpkins, you’ll love our Carving Letters and Words video lessons. And, our Pattern Transfer Fabric and Paper make transferring your patterns faster and easier than other old methods and makes your results better looking.
You’ll also find our specialized carving tools and knives super useful. For carving intricate designs like the watermelons in Yolanda’s photo at the top of this page, and for carving letters and graphics, you’ll love our Thai Pro Knife and our Thai Dual Blade Knife.