Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Edible Bouquet

We hosted extended family during Hurricane Irene, because our household wasn’t evacuated. During the stormy day, we could be found in my “power-less” kitchen putting together this no-bake project Grandma brought. Grown-ups cut fruit to resemble flowers, and little cousins had a blast sticking the fruit pieces on bamboo skewers! Within a short time, the kids were having a blast pulling fruit off the skewers to eat. Fruit never looked so appetizing!

Fruit (& veggies, if desired) including whole pineapple
Bamboo skewers
Some of our supplies
Cookie cutters, knives

1. Cut top off pineapple and place flat side down in bottom of vase.
2. Cut fruit and vegetables into creative shapes using knives and/or cookie cutters, and impale on bamboo skewers.
3. Stick skewers in pineapple base!

This would be a great centerpiece for a party or shower!

We used a measuring cup instead of a vase so you can see the pineapple top.


  1. What a great idea! We might have had power, but we didn't have this much creativity! :)

  2. Love the idea of using the top of the pineapple as your base for your skewers and to add a little green! I've never seen that done before!

    -Cousin Nellie-

  3. These are so adorable and fun! What a delicious, healthy and colorful gift idea. Thanks for sharing! You have a beautiful blog and I'm so glad to have found it.

  4. Too cute. Very professional looking :)

  5. So cute! And a great way to get kids to eat more fruit! :-)


  6. This is beautiful. I'm definitely not creative enough to do this kind of thing but you have serious talent!