*note* completely ignore that you are about to see a watermelon! pretend it is all pineapple. watermelon DID NOT work...it was too heavy and slid down the skewers! but of course, i only took pics of the watermelon.
you will need:
a sturdy container (i used a flower pot...clean, of course!)
easter grass or some sort of filler
wooden or bamboo skewers
pineapple, grapes, strawberries, cantaloupe, honey dew
flower cookie cutter
squeeze styrofoam block into container, slice off the corners with a serrated knife.
stuff a little easter grass into the gaps and a little over the top of the block.
slice pineapple into about one inch slices, cut out flower shapes
slice melons in half, clean out seeds, then use melon baller to scoop out, well, balls!
insert skewers into strawberries, being careful to not come through the top
insert skewers at an angle into the pineapple, coming out about an inch to and inch and a half. place a melon ball on the skewer to create the flower center.
place grapes and the remaining melon balls onto skewers.
start building your arrangement. i placed the pineapple flowers in first, then started filling in with the rest of the fruit. i used the strawberries to fill in any holes. use kitchen scissors to cut skewers for shorter stems.
once fruit is in place, stuff a little more easter grass in between skewers to cover any styrofoam that shows.
*notes for next time*:
*make this the day/morning of the event. some of the fruit slid down the skewers...nothing i couldn't fix, but it could have been avoided all together.
*make the sticks a little shorter next time. i think i will be able to hide more of the skewers if everything is a little shorter.
*measure the frige!! this came out pretty tall, and just fit in the frige after taking out a shelf!(thank goodness we have two friges!!) lol
i think this will be a fun, fresh addition to any summer barbecue or graduation party...or bridal shower!!!