Easy Summertime Watermelon Centerpiece

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This watermelon centerpiece is the perfect thing to decorate the table at your next backyard barbeque or a summertime birthday feast. It’s easy as 1-2-3 and is practically free!

DIY Watermelon Centerpiece

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1. Select a watermelon that sets stable on a flat surface. You won’t want it rolling around. Most we found have a natural flat spot where it rested in the garden. Place it on the counter or large cutting surface.

 

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2. With a sturdy knife, mark a rectangle around the top edge of your watermelon.

 

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3. Use your knife to cut out a rectangular wedge.

 

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4. With a spoon or melon baller scoop out as much of the delicious pink flesh of your watermelon, saving it for the fruit salad you will be serving your guests and family.

 

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5. Set containers such as mason jars, vases, or even plastics cups in the cavity of the melon. I found it works best if your containers are level with the top of the watermelon or just below. Fill them with water about 3/4 full.

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6. Add your favorite flowers – we picked zinnias from our garden for a colorful, festive look.

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This post is part of our Summer Family Fun Series. You’ll find dozens of ideas for summer fun when you visit this week’s linky party.

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  1. This is an awesome idea. I might have to try that next week! Thanks so much for sharing!
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  2. Oh! That really is pretty.
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  3. That is absolutely adorable! I love zinnia’s. I didn’t grow any this year though ๐Ÿ™ Maybe next year.
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  4. Very pretty, Linda!!
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  5. That’s a really cute idea!

  6. This is such a clever idea, and I just love your zinneas! They are gorgeous!
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  7. This is so beautiful! And I think even I can do it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, we will see. It sure says summer and would be beautiful for a picnic or summer party. ~Pamela
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  8. What a nice idea! I like the vibrancy of the colors… very cheery and fun. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  9. Such a cute idea for summer table. Thanks for sharing with After School Link Up!

  10. How cute! Every year I hope to plant zinnias–now I wish I would have planted some this year!
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    • I do love my zinnias ๐Ÿ™‚ they make me smile! Maybe you’ll have yours NEXT summer – they are so easy, I hope you do.

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