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Heart Basket

  • Any shape watermelon
  • Knife or decorating tool
  • Toothpicks
  1. Almost any shape watermelon will work for this project.
  2. Cut a thin slice from the bottom to provide a stable base.
  3. Draw the outlines for the Heart Basket as best you can to mirror what is shown in the image.
  4. Use a knife or decorating tool to cut out the edges. Be careful not to cut through the handle.
  5. When cutting is complete, carefully remove the top quarter sections. Trim the flesh from the inside of the handle.
  6. You can cut out hearts or other designs from the rind you removed to decorate the outside of the basket; attach with toothpicks.
  7. Fill with approx. 8-12 cups of fruit salad.
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