DIY Edible Arrangement

DIY Edible Arrangement

Design is everywhere!! It can go even beyond the computer and paper. Last year, I decided to make my husband a little Valentine’s Day gift of a DIY Edible Arrangement. I hesitated because it was probably cheesy and girly to be giving my husband a bouquet of fruit (aka fruit flowers), but hey, he’ll never pass up on his fruit. He ended up loving it and BOTH of us got to enjoy some fruit for the rest of the week. 😉

Does your loved one love fruit too? Here’s a small tutorial on how you can make your own DIY Edible Arrangement this Valentine’s Day. It may take a bit of time, but it saves you money from buying the actual thing and you get to add a bit of love, sweat, and tears into this gift.

What you’ll need:
– flower cookie cut outs (found this at my local Bed, Bath, and Beyond store)
– melon scooper
– skewers- a nice vase or i used an ugly container and wrapped nice wrapping paper around it
– half of a cabbage or lettuce head (or you can use floral foam if you have that)
– fruit! (i used a pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew, and strawberries)

1. Wash all your fruit!
2. Shave the pineapple and cut pineapple into circular discs so that each round piece contains the core in the middle (you’ll need to keep the core in this for it to work).
3. Use the flower cookie cutters to cut the pineapple into different flower shapes. You’ll probably use one cookie cutter per pineapple disc.
4. Cut the cantaloupe in half. Take the seeds out. Use the melon scooper to scoop a few balls out for the inside of your flower.
5. Cut the rest of your cantaloupe and honeydew into long strips (as seen in picture)
6. Stick the skewers into all the fruit. (I left the leaves of the strawberry on since I think it looks nicer). Cut a tiny piece of skewer for the melon balls and stick them perpendicularly into the pineapple.
7. Cut half of your cabbage or lettuce head and fit it into your vase.
8. Arrange all the fruit skewers as you please (stick the other end into the cabbage/lettuce head)
9. If you’re using an ugly container like I did, wrap your container with some pretty wrapping paper.
10. Eat! (Well, give it to your loved one first…. then happy eating!)