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 you can use any other simple snowflake design idea of your own. You can start with the super simple design and add to it.
I printed the pattern so that the snowflake pattern was about 4 inches in diameter. You’ll want to start with a relatively small snowflake so that you’ll have room to “fancy up” around it.
Here’s the progression.
The melon snowflake carving can have been complete at any of these 6 steps. It all depends on how you like it best, and how quickly you want to be done. This demonstrates how you can start with a very fast simple pattern and then to it to make a fancier carving.
What Can You Do with Your Melon Snowflake Carving?
Here are a couple of ideas shown in photos from pro fruit carver (customer and former student) Aneta Lekas from Ontario, Canada.
You can learn how to carve the zig-zag petals that you see around the snowflake above, in my Melon Carving Smooth and Jagged Petals video lessons.
Tools for carving your own Melon Snowflake
See More Melon Snowflakes
I hope that you have found this illustration of how to carve a melon snowflake helpful. You can use this techniques on watermelons and for many other types of designs. To see some snowflake melon carvings inspired by snow crystal photos, click here. You can see a few more snowflake watermelon carvings here, too. Have fun creating your own!