Chances are, if you’ve ever done any summer entertaining, you’ve hollowed out a watermelon and used it as a bowl for serving fruit salad. Today Jeanie offers up another decorative use for melon rinds. -- AP
Anastasia, this is such an easy way to create a casual centerpiece. You can use
a watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, or other melon.
1. Slice off a thin piece from one end of the melon so that it will stand.
2. Cut a four inch diameter hole from the opposite end.
3. Scoop out the melon flesh.
4. Insert a cup of water into the hollowed out melon.
5. Add fresh cut flowers.
What a great idea! I can envision these
in the center of tables for a garden party or bridal shower or just a quick way
to fancy up a weekend barbecue. What do you think, readers? -- AP
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