Summer is the perfect time for making pretty watermelon baskets. They always get lots of ooohs and aaaahs.
Beautiful Watermelon Fruit Salad Basket
with rose carved handle
Customer / student Larry Slawson made this beautiful watermelon fruit salad basket. He carved the roses and leaves into the handle of his basket and made neat zig-zag cuts all around to finish the edges of his basket.
Here is a closer look at the roses that Larry carved onto the handle of his watermelon basket. You can learn to carve roses and leaves like these in my video lessons, Carving Watermelons – Roses, Buds and Leaves.
Look how pretty Larry’s basket looked as part of the buffet display. Lovely!
Wedding Shower and Baby Shower Watermelon Fruit Salad Baskets
Next we have a pretty watermelon fruit salad basket made by student Kay Bullard that she made for a wedding shower.
The basket weave is my next project; but I wanted to show you the watermelon fruit basket I prepared for a wedding shower using the vegetable curler, carrot curler and wavy peeler. Love these new tools!!
The basket weave that Kay is referring to is taught in my Basket Weave video lessons.
By the way, carving initials like this on the handle is best done while the watermelon is still whole and not hollowed out. Otherwise, the handle can be too fragile and could break while carving.
You can learn to carve letters and words onto watermelons and pumpkins with my video lessons, Carving Letters and Words.
Horse Carriage Watermelon Basket
I piped the horse from chocolate and made this carriage for a baby shower. The guests and mother were all AHH over the carving. They loved it greatly.
Thank you to Larry Slawson, Kay Bullard and Debbie Farnsworth for sharing their photos with us.
I hope that these photos give you some great ideas for making watermelon fruit salad baskets for an upcoming event of your own.