Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Baby Shower Fruit Bassinet

This was the biggest hit of the owl themed baby shower that was thrown for my sister.   
To see the entire shower post click HERE.  
I had seen similar pictures on Pinterest but no instructions.  
So, I just went for it.  I think it turned out super cute!!

(printable instructions)

Supplies needed:
watermelon
cantaloupe
grapes
strawberries
toothpicks
pacifier
*ribbon, if needed 
serving tray or covered cookie sheet

Cut watermelon in half but only 2/3 of the way down lengthwise as shown in the picture.  Scoop out all of the melon and set aside to serve separately.

Cut a cantaloupe in half.  Only used one half for the face.  Clean off seeds and cut off peel.  I used a 1/4 tsp. measuring spoon to core out eyes and hole for pacifier.  Place toothpicks in eye sockets to secure grapes for eyes.  Place pacifier in mouth hole and secure with toothpicks if needed to hold it up.
Place fruit head in watermelon bassinet and surround with fruit.  I added a bow out of ribbon for a little extra decor.  Put watermelon on serving tray or covered cookie sheet and surround with remaining fruit.  I served the watermelon in a separate bowl to the side.  Enjoy!!!!

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25 comments:

  1. How totally too too cute is this!! I used to make a whale from a watermelon but this is ever so much cuter. I am pinning it:) Thank you so much for sharing at Freedom Fridays. Hope you have a marvelous week!

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  2. Followed you here from Freedom Friday blog hop. Love this! Unbelievably cute!

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog. Glad you enjoyed the Fruit Bassinet. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  3. Wowwww this is SUPER CUTE !!
    How creative and inspiring of you - I just love it

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  4. This is so stink in' cute! And, who doesn't love fruit?! Come visit me and enter my giveaway going on.
    http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/06/its-giveaway-time.html

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    1. Thanks, for visiting my blog. I appreciate the comment. I will visit you back. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  5. So cute! Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday.

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. I appreciate the comment and look forward to many more link parties. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  6. THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS IDEA, IF I EVER HOST ANOTHER BABY SHOWER AGAIN I AM SOOOO STEALING THIS IDEA!!!
    I DECIDED I NEEDED TO BE YOUR NEWEST FOLLOWER SO I CAN POACH MORE OF YOU IDEAS HE-HE-HE!!!

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    1. Thanks, Deanne. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for becoming a new follower. Many more ideas and recipes to come!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  7. This is so cute! I've actually made something similar before! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thanks, Christine. So glad you enjoyed it. Looking forward to many more linky parties!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  8. Ha Ha! This is so stinkin cute! What a fun idea for a baby shower. Thanks for sharing. We are so glad that you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Please come back again really soon! Thanks! -The Sisters

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. So glad you enjoyed it. Looking forward to many more linky parties!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  9. I love it! It came out perfect. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays. I'm a new follower.

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    1. Thanks again for visiting my blog, Jenny!! I'm following you back. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  10. This is about the cutest thing I have ever seen!!! I don't think I could pull this off, very cool. I bet it was a hit at the baby shower!

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment. It was so much fun to make. Visit again soon!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  11. Thanks so much for the comment. It was so much fun to make. Visit again soon!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch
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  12. So cute! I've always loved this idea, and you just made it seem easier to do...thanks for sharing!

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  13. This is too cute! My friend's shower is tomorrow and I want to do this so badly! The only thing is I have TONS to do in the morning and want to prep it today... do you think it will hold?

    Thank you for the idea!

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