Mother’s Day Fruit Bouquet

Mother’s Day Fruit Bouquet

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INGREDIENTS
  • 1 small watermelon, sliced into rounds about 1 inch thick 1 small cantaloupe, sliced into rounds about 1 inch thick
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries
  • 1 bunch green grapes
  • Small flower shaped and circular metal cookie cutters
  • 10 bamboo skewers
  • wooden toothpicks
  • 1 small tin flower pot
  • Transparent tape
  • Green Easter grass (optional)
DIRECTIONS
  1. Cut flower shapes from melon slices. Using a smaller, circular cookie cutter, cut out centers of each flower and fill each hole with a round from another type of melon. 
  2. Slide a bamboo skewer into the side of each flower being careful to thread the skewer all the way through the circular centerpiece. Add grapes to the skewers at an angle to resemble leaves. 
  3. Place finished flowers on a paper towel until ready to use. 
  4. Slice lemon into 1 inch thick slices and thread a bamboo skewer through each slice. Use a toothpick to secure a blueberry to the center of each lemon circle and break off any excess pick. 
  5. To create the arrangement, place 1 whole lemon in the bottom of the flower pot. Stick lines of transparent tape across the top of the flower pot in an overlapping grid pattern, leaving holes for the skewers to stand in. Arrange flowers in the pot at various angles and heights until the pot is full. Add Easter grass to the pot to hide the tape. 
  6. Cover bouquet loosely with a plastic bag and refrigerate until ready to use.