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Watermelon Vase

  • 1 round watermelon
  • Pencil
  • Large slicing knife
  • Apple corer
  • Assorted cookie cutter shapes
  • Toothpicks
  • Flower stems
  1. Using a round watermelon, slice ¼ inch off the stem end to provide a stable base.
  2. Determine the desired height of your vase and, using a pencil, draw a line all the way around the watermelon.
  3. Cut off top with a large slicing knife.
  4. Next, use an apple corer to make scalloped edge cuts around the top rim.
  5. Use trimmings from the top piece to cut thin slices of white rind about 1/4" thick. Use these slices to cut out shapes with cookie cutters to decorate the vase. Attach decorative shapes with small pieces of sturdy toothpicks.
  6. Insert flower stems directly into watermelon flesh to arrange.
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