Mother’s Day will be here soon. Flowers have been a long standing popular gift for Mother’s Day.
Are you looking for something more original? If your mom lives near you, you can present her with something a little different. How about making her a flower bouquet made of fruits or vegetables?
Something Small and Sweet for Mother’s Day
An individual serving of fruit arranged in a small bouquet would be fun, especially if you are serving her breakfast in bed. This square garden fruit bouquet is one of the many projects taught in my Vegetable and Fruit Carving 101 Course for Beginners.
What about a melon carved to look like a bunch of flowers? This watermelon that I carved to look like a bunch of curled petal roses is a pattern that will be taught in one of my upcoming video lessons. The release date is yet to be announced. This watermelon rose bouquet can serve as a decoration and then it can be sliced and served as dessert.
Looking for a Grander Mother’s Day Display?
Look at what a few fruit and vegetable carvers created for Mother’s Days past years.
Last year, after Mother’s Day, professional ice and fruit carver Greg Butauski sent me this photo of his Mother’s Day carved fruit display. It’s really pretty isn’t it?
Fruit Carving Mother’s Day Display at Disney Resort
Ruben Olano is a professional fruit carver for Disneyland. When we heard from him last year, Disney had stopped adding fruit carving displays to their brunches and other events. But now, Ruben is back happily making carvings for Disney. Here are a few of his photos of carvings for one of Disneyland’s Mother’s Day events.
I’ll bet the whole display was even more fantastic once all the food was placed around his lovely carvings. You can see more of Rubens’ Mother’s Day carvings here.
Abby Viera created this watermelon hat that you might have seen previously on my blog. I’m showing it again because she made it for a Mother’s Day event. Cute ideas isn’t it?
This bunch of beet and Turnip roses were one of Rodney Dinkin’s first attempts as carving roses from beets after learning from my Hearts and Roses video lessons. He made this vegetable rose bouquet for Mother’s Day. He did a very good job – especially for his first beet and turnip roses.
You can learn how to carve beet and turnip roses in my Hearts and Roses video lessons.
If you have not yet seen my free radish bouquet lesson, you can get it right now by signing in for the free lesson at the top of this page. If would be a fun, dramatic and easy bouquet that you could give for Mother’s Day.
Here is another idea the Louise Ahmed from the UK sent to me on Facebook. They celebrated Mother’s Day in the UK a bit earlier than we do here in the U.S.
Here is another photo that just came in to me on Facebook from Najwa Dorgali.
Whether you are a beginner or a pro, and whether you want to make a something small and sweet, or a grand Mother’s Day display, I hope you have fun presenting your mom with something special. Happy Mother’s Day!