How to carve a watermelon for your next summer BBQ...

So last week I went to a bbq and my husband told me the night before we were to bring dessert. Well I didn't have time to get to the store, but I had a watermelon in the fridge so I decided IT was going to be dessert and I wanted to jazz it up a bit by carving it. 

I love all things artistic and especially where you can work on something that you mess up until it looks right, ha ha! So this is how I did it....

You take a watermelon

 Draw your desired design on it


Mine was not that pretty, ha ha



I used a pairing knife to begin carving on both sides of the line I had drawn, not going very deep, and removing that skin


I then left a half an inch and cut all the way through along the design to remove the top of the watermelon.

 I then used an ice cream scoop to remove all the watermelon. (A melon baller would probably be a better more beautiful option, but this is what I had)


I then cut up all the watermelon into chunks and replaced it back into the rind.


I kept the top as the lid and took it off when we got to the BBQ!


That is it!

It took some time, but I enjoyed it. 

What do you all think?

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16 Thank you for your thoughts:

  1. Such a great idea!!! Looks great to me!

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  2. So SO cute!!!!! Great Idea! I'd love it if you joined the Glitter Link Party!
    http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/06/glitters-link-party-13.html

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  3. That is so neat. I have never thought of doing something like this.

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  4. very cool. I may just have to try that some time :-)

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  5. That is so cool! And it looks very fancy.

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  6. we have the same ice cream scoop. and you're a better gal than me; I would have gotten frustrated, and stood in my kitchen scooping out the watermelon and eating it. it happens every time.

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  7. We did the same post today! HOW WEIRD!

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  8. Oh my goodness, that is so, so cute!!! I love watermelon and there is no better fruit that screams summer than watermelon! Great idea!

    Liesl :)

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  9. This was such a fantastic idea! It is almost like carving a pumpkin in summer. :) I can't wait to try it out. Thanks!

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  10. Clever and beautiful. That's a great way to make a watermelon fancy!

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  11. Love it. Fancy and beautiful. Sharing with my Facebook readers. :)

    (Stopping by from Today's Creative Blog)

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  12. What a fun addition to any picnic.
    Visiting from Sugar Bee Crafts.
    ~ Kimberlee at The Spunky Diva 

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  13. So cool!I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/06/tuesday-confessional-link-party.html. I hope to see you soon!
    ~Macy

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  14. Great idea! I'd love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays! http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com

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  15. This is awesome! And how clever of you to use what you had instead of going out and buying something. Good for you!

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