Fruit Bouquets: DIY Edible Arrangement Tutorial

Fabulous fruity fun!

I love DIY projects. Especially when they are crafty and delicious.

DIY Fruit Bouquets.

At a recent get together, a my friend Andrea and I were sad when another friend was unable to join us. We did what all good friends do, and talked about how we could make it up to her that she was missing out on some fabulous company. After throwing out the ideas of prank calling and TPing her house (among other things), we thought it would be fun to crash her one-person party the following weekend, though we had no fabulous ideas.

Later on a phone conversation, Andrea suggested we get her fruit bouquets with edible beauty.

Alaska doesn’t have an Edible Arrangements… though I have seen candy bouquets, it’s just not the same.

As I said, this, we were simultaneously inspired and shouted “Pinterest!” so loudly that I’m sure people two houses down from each of us could hear the girl screeching we do so well. We decided what better way to have a party than to show up bearing goodies and the stuff to make our own fruit bouquets… something our friends’ kids could totally participate in, and an opportunity for us to see each other.

As the week progressed, so too did our plans, and the scale. Finally, we just decided to prep at my house and then deliver the completed creations.

What fun!

What are fruit bouquets without fruit? I loaded up on watermelon, pineapple and strawberries, while Andrea showed up with bamboo sticks, cantaloupe, grapes and the ever-important chocolate. Organic chocolate. That means it’s healthy!

Melting chocolate for DIY Fruit Bouquets.
Melting the chocolate in the double boiler.

Chocolate covered strawberries for DIY Fruit Bouquets.
Dipping the strawberries in and making them “chocolatey.

DIY Fruit Bouquets.
Relearning how to make cantaloupe balls instead of cantaloupe curls.

Gearing up for DIY Fruit Bouquets.
The spread. It was a gorgeous sunny day, so we killed multiple birds with one stone – we got our vitamin D intake, we saved my table and carpet from all of the sticky fruit juice, and we saved every surface in my house from Andrea’s 3-year-old son’s love of chocolate.

DIY Fruit Bouquets.
After we finished one batch, we were getting the hang of this… and got creative.

DIY Fruit Bouquets.
Isn’t this flower pretty.

And, after we finished the fruit bouquets we had fruit left over. This was so much fun!

Things we learned:

  • little boys love chocolate and will make sure every surface (including a screen door screen) loves it too
  • watermelon is fun, but leave the rinds on, or else it slides all over the place
  • it is possible to stab yourself with a bamboo stick when attempting to spear pineapple through the core
  • grapes make good covers for the pointy ends
  • how to make melon balls instead of melon curls
  • this is so much fun and I want to do it again!

And now that I’ve relived how amazing it was (and am looking at the fruit), I’m hungry… and it’s time to go raid my fridge for fruit remnants.

Download the recipe here:

DIY Edible Arrangements & Fruit Bouquets
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Erin Pennings
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Serves: lots
Make your own beautiful fruit bouquets!
  • Pineapple
  • Watermelon
  • Grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Melons (Honeydew or Cantaloupe)
  • 1 package chocolate chips
  • 1 package bamboo kebab skewers
  • short vase with wide mouth (mason jars are great!)
  • wax paper
  • cookie cutters (optional, we cut our fruit by hand)
  • melon baller
  1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
  2. While chocolate is melting chop tops off of strawberries.
  3. Dip/roll the strawberries in the chocolate, set upside down on the flat tops.
  4. Refrigerate strawberries to set/cool the chocolate.
  5. Cut the melons into chunks (leave the rind on the watermelon as it makes for a good base on the skewer – you can always chop off later).
  6. Cut the pineapple into disks 1/2″ to 3/4″ thick.
  7. Start building your flowers – play around and have fun!
 Looking for more great gift ideas? Check out this post on Eat Smart Blog where I was featured!

This week, I’m sharing my inspired tutorial on fruit bouquets with these great parties:

Hey What's For DinnerMake-Ahead Meals for Busy MomsHearth & Soul HopMiz Helen’s Country Cottage

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16 Responses

    How beautiful !:)
    Very creative and I think it’s a must in every summer party
    Thanks so much for sharing this

  2. 21stcenturyhousewife says:

    Your fruit bouquet is beautiful! It sure sounds like you had some delicious fun too 🙂

  3. Camille says:

    What a cute idea!

  4. Vicky says:

    What a great idea! Love it!

  5. wow, this looks cool! My 2yo would love this idea, she has never met a fruit she doesn’t like 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, love meeting new people! Entered your giveaway too.

  6. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Erin,
    I just love your Fruit Bouquet, what a yummy idea for a very special event. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! 🙂

  8. Swathi says:

    Beautiful Edible arrangements. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. I am going to shout out this in today’s Hearth and Soul blog hop in my blog.

  9. I absolutely love it! Your edible arrangements look amazing!

  10. Miz Helen says:

    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great week end and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. createwithjoy says:

    These look wonderful Erin -thanks for sharing them at Create With Joy! 🙂

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