A Gradient of Fruity Flowers
With this being Teacher Appreciation week, as always I was stumped as to what to get for the teachers. I really like gift cards generally but sometimes I feel like it feels like a last-minute gift. So I wanted to show my thanks to our preschool teachers by making them an edible flower arrangement. You probably all heard me complain about how much edible arrangements cost, so I took it into my own hands and came up with a bouquet of watermelons, cantaloupes, and pineapple with blueberry metals and green grapes stems. Super simple as always, just by using an inexpensive glass vase, one cookie cutter, and some wooden skewers. The twist this time was that I added the melons so that the arrangement was a gradient of colors for a pretty burst of colors. To create the base of the flowers in the vase, I added blueberries to the bottom and grapes on top of those. The fluted neck of the vase held the flowers in place beautifully.
To finish the gift, I added a hand-lettered card not pictured here. I really hope the teachers like the treat!
Darling! As a garden club member, I can’t wait to test this out at our next luncheon!
I was wondering how you made these….. I wanted to make them for a party this weekend….
Please reply soon thank you.
How are the blueberries staying in the middle of the flower?
I use blunt-end toothpicks. Or sometimes I half the blueberries and they just stay in place (through suction) on the fruit. Depends which fruit though.
Hi, just wondering how big your vase is?
It’s about 15 inches 🙂
How did you stop the melons from dripping? Did you do something to dry them out ?
The melons didn’t drip, even fresh. I cut them and they were fine on the sticks.