Watermelon Flower Vase

Watermelon is a summer staple at our house, but did you know you can do more than just eat this sweet, juicy fruit?  That’s right, I’m going to show you how you can use watermelon as a centerpiece for your backyard BBQs and patriotic parties.  This DIY Watermelon Flower Vase is a super easy project that will make a statement at all of your summer parties.

DIY Watermelon Flower Vase_Giggles Galore

I love creating things that can also serve multiple purposes and that is one of the reason why I love this watermelon flower vase. Not only can you use it to decorate for your parties, but you can use the watermelon to create delicious recipes like our Strawberry Watermelon Salad and Watermelon Lemonade for your parties too!

What you will need:

  • Small seedless watermelon
  • Knife
  • Ice Cream scoop or large spoon
  • Large bowl
  • Small container for flowers (I used a Chinet Cut Crystal Steamless Wine Glass)
  • Red and white flowers

When picking out your watermelon try to pick one that sits flat and doesn’t rock back and forth. If you need to you can slice off a small part of the bottom to get it to sit flat.

Small Watermelon for Watermelon Vase

Start by slicing off the top of your watermelon.  Take your ice cream scoop and start scooping out the watermelon flesh, put it your bowl and set it aside.

Scoop Out Watermelon Vase

Cut and arrange your flowers in the small container.  I used a Chinet Cut Crystal Stemless Wine Glass because it fit perfectly inside my small watermelon.  Fill the glass with water and place your flowers in the glass.

Watermelon Vase Flowers

Carefully place the container with the flowers inside the watermelon.

Watermelon Flower Vase with Flowers

That’s all there is too it, I told you it was a super easy way to add a little extra something special to your summer entertaining.

Patriotic Watermelon Flower Vase

Place the watermelon flower vase on a tray and add some patriotic decor for a festive and fun centerpiece.

Watermelon Flower Vase Centerpiece

In less than 5 minutes you can create a beautiful centerpiece for your summer parties. Check out our Facebook Live video to see just how simple this project really is.

Don’t forget to check out these other ideas for using the leftover watermelon to create some delicious recipes:

Watermelon Lemonade Summer Drink

Watermelon Lemonade

Watermelon Strawberry Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette_Giggles Galore

Watermelon Strawberry Salad

Watermelon Picnic Party

Watermelon Picnic Party

Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind www.gigglesgalore.net. With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. Hi Mariah! I love this idea and it’s such a great look for a summer party. Thank you so much for sharing it at Best of the Weekend. Hope you have a happy Sunday and a great week!

  2. Very cute and festive! I once did something similar but with cantaloupe. The scooping-it-out part is not the most fun part though! Visiting from Inspiration Sunday.

  3. What a great idea! Great way to use every part of the watermelon! I help run the “Talk DIY to Me” link party and we will be featuring DIY planters from this week’s link up! You should add this one to the party! http://mydiyenvy.com/outdoor-decor-ideas/

  4. Absolutely BEAUTY, Mariah!!! Many thanks for linking up at Lambert’s Lately!!!

  5. This is so cute, I love it! We’ll probably have watermelon anyway at our BBQ this weekend, so it’s a perfect way to use the whole thing! I just wanted to let you know that this was my Rockstar pick over at the Creativity Unleashed link party; thanks for sharing it over there. Voting is now open for MEGA Rockstar, so stop by and vote, and I really hope you win!


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