Before watermelons go out of season, you might want to pick up a couple extra and play around with some new techniques for creating lovely centerpieces. There are a wealth of video demonstrations and instructions for creating some rather exquisite art from fruit.
A mesmerizing demonstration video from carvingfruits.com takes you from watermelon to detailed roses in about four minutes with a high-speed walkthrough of the steps and entrancing background music.
If you’d like to actually eat most of the watermelon, or if you’re not quite ready to brave the complexity of a sculpture piece like the roses, you can still have fun with your fruit with the help of a video tutorial on making simple watermelon baskets from About.com.
The only thing limiting what you can do with a watermelon is your imagination…and possibly your skills with a knife. Don’t believe me? Check out this compilation of amazing watermelon carvings from Buzzfeed.com.
Good luck, and happy carving!