When is a watermelon more than a delicious summer snack? When it’s also a beautiful serving bowl. Use your best knives and your sharpest creative sense to create some incredible serving bowls and centerpieces this summer.
A hollowed out watermelon half is a simple way to serve refreshing Acqua Fresca. Remember to cut a flat edge on the bottom.
You can also add a spigot to turn your watermelon into a summer keg.
Slightly more sophisticated is this sand pail idea (use coarse brown sugar for the sand) complete with fun nautical-shaped melons from cookie cutters.
Some simple carving skills will transform a melon into a sea turtle riding a wave of fresh berries and melon balls. (HINT: Use your pumpkin carving tools!)
A lunging shark makes quite an impression with triangular, teeth-shaped melon slices and a scattering of gummy fish. Those pumpkin carving skills will come in handy for this one as well.
Something’s fishy with this watermelon bowl, which is why we love it!
Using a simple template as a guide, your serving bowl can also become a graduation party decoration. It’s a little detail that will get a lot of attention!
Another beach themed watermelon. You may have to raid the kid’s toy chest to bring this one to life, but it would be worth it!
If your watermelon is a little short and stout, then it’s perfect to make this teapot filled with melon balls and blueberries. Can you imagine anything more adorable at your tea party?
Of course, if you’re prepared to go all out, you can really transform an everyday melon into a piece of art.
And this carving is almost too beautiful to imagine eating…almost.
Here’s a great video tutorial to get you started on a basic serving bowl, with or without a handle. Try it out for your next party!