8/20/10

Watermelon Baby Buggy:)


Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by again today!

I wanted to give a little shout out to all the lovely blogging ladies out there who are expecting a little one in their lives. I am having so much fun following your journey to motherhood. Thanks for sharing this special part of yourselves on your wonderful blogs!

I thought of you while making (and enjoying:)) this cute watermelon baby carriage:)

Here are some step-by-step photos to show you how easy it is to make a watermelon baby 'buggy':

1. Cut a thin slice off the bottom of your watermelon to stabilize it.

2. Mark off a horizontal line around the middle, and a vertical line slightly off center as shown. I was using a personal sized:) melon, so I used rubber bands, but you can score a guide line with a knife or pencil. The section on the top right is the part to be removed.

3. Starting at an intersection of your markings, make a horizontal cut around the circumference of the melon ending at the opposite intersecting mark, and then around the top as shown. I used a serrated "V" shaped knife. You can make a straight cut or scalloped edge.

4. Remove and reserve the cut section, part of this piece will be used for the handle.

5. Scoop out the watermelon. I made some melon balls, then scooped out the rest with a large spoon.

6. Cut a handle from the reserved piece of melon. I just eyeballed a "U" shaped piece from the middle. Remove the juicy red melon, leaving just the rind for the actual handle.

The knife is pointing to the part that became the handle.

7. Insert 2 toothpicks halfway into each end of the handle. Use about 3-4 inch wood skewers if you have a very large melon:)

Push the exposed ends of the picks vertically into the rind of the scooped out melon at the end for a handle as shown.

8. Attach 4 slices of orange and limes with toothpicks to the bottom as wheels for the carriage as shown. I covered the end of the toothpick with a raspberry hubcap:) Cut off the point of the toothpick inside the melon if it sticks out.

9. Fill the melon carriage with reserved melon balls and your favorite fruits! I was lazy and just used berries, tiny champagne grapes, fresh currants, and yellow husk cherries.

Wouldn't this be cute for a baby shower?

Or to bring over for a new mom:)

Becoming a mom is the best thing that ever happen to me, so seeing all of you really brings back many happy memories of my own feelings at the time I was expecting. It is such an awe inspiring, magical time. I never felt more beautiful then when I carried my beautiful babies, and I hope you do too:)

17 comments:

Lauren said...

This is adorable!!! Perfect for my baby shower! LOL! I've got to send this to my mother! Thanks!!

HiHoRosie said...

Oh my gosh! That is so cute! I love it! It would be so awesome at a baby shower for sure. Good job and thanks for the how-to!

Tamikko said...

wow! so adorable! great job, I'm want to make one for my daughters baby shower :) she's due in Oct though so I don't know if I'll be able to find a watermelon then :/

bitt said...

I could have used this a few months ago! Actually I was going to try to makea carriage instead of the basket but bailed at the last minute. Next baby shower I guess! So cute.

Well done.

Pam said...

Look at those colors...babies wouldn't be able to stop looking at that! So pretty...nice job, Sweetie!

xoxo

Sharanya said...

Beautiful!!!I am speechless:)

griffen said...

i love these creations! so unique!

evergreen said...

Thanks everyone! You know I just love playing with my food :)

kelli said...

that is SO creative and adorable! i'm thinking of who i could make one of these for... my niece's bday is coming up... she's three and likes baby carriages...???=)

VeganLisa said...

What a beautiful post. I'm not even pregnant and I was quite touched by your words. I really appreciate your step-by-step how-to posts.

p.s. you are not lazy - there is nothing more beautiful then the vibrant colours of ripe berries!

xo

Fayinagirl (means Free One) said...

What an adorable baby shower centerpiece! Lili is expecting. Think I'll make one for her. :-) xoxo

Stormy said...

That's one of the *sweetest* things i've ever seen for a baby shower!

Well done! :)

Stormy

Julia said...

Oh my heck, that baby buggy is so cute! You're so creative!

Elizabeth said...

So cute!! I really wanted one of those at my baby shower.
Peace and Raw Living Health,
Elizabeth

La Mama Naturale' said...

Cutest little baby buggy I've ever seen & it's eatable! Yes! Awesome job!!!! You amaze me. Hope you're enjoying your weekend. :)

Antony said...

How clever and beautiful x

Brandy G said...

Thank you so much for sharing these great step by step photos and advice! I am making this for my sisters baby shower this weekend, can't wait to try it!

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