Fourth of July is one of our favorite holidays, mostly because all of the food 😉 but also because Steve and I host all of our friends and family at our house. Every year there is a neighborhood parade and everyone decorates wagons and strollers to participate. I think I overdid it last year with décor and food, because I spent too much time in the kitchen and not enjoying myself. I’m trying to keep things relatively simple this year so I’m not in a mad DIY frenzy in the days leading up (see my post about Olivia’s 1st birthday to get an idea of what I mean lol). A fave DIY I have seen floating around Pinterest and wanted to try is a fun fruit centerpiece, so I decided to put my own spin on it!
To make at home you will need….
- Wooden bbq skewers (try to find the thicker ones as they are a bit more supportive)
- 1 Watermelon
- Fruit of your choice
- Melon baller
- Hot glue
- Fabric or craft paper to make your sail (I used a gift bag I found at the house)
- Children’s sand shovel for scooping fruit (optional)
- Carefully cut the top third off of your watermelon, we will use the bottom third as our “bowl”.
- Scoop both sides of the watermelon with your melon baller and place fruit aside.
- Discard the top third of your watermelon after scooping out the fruit.
- Cut the desired sail shape out of both cardboard and your decorative paper (or fabric).
- Glue a bbq skewer to one side of the cardboard, leaving enough room to place it in the watermelon.
- Glue your decorative paper (or fabric) to either side of the cardboard.