6.04.2007

Getting ready for summer


I thought this Watermelon Teapot would be a really cute centerpiece for a summer theme tea party!


Directions:

Using a round watermelon, slice off a piece approximately 1 ½ inches down on the stem end.

Cut the small, round cover handle out of the center of this piece by using a small round cookie cutter, or cut by hand. Place the remaining larger "ring" on the serving plate to act as a base and place the whole watermelon on top of it, cut side down.

Slice off approximately 4 inches from the other end of the watermelon and set aside. Scoop out the watermelon flesh using a melon baller, and set aside.

Slice the 4-inch thick watermelon piece in half, lengthwise, making two 2-inch round pieces. Use the round end piece for the tea pot cover. Make decorative cuts in the rind with a melon baller and fill holes with melon balls.

Lay the remaining melon slice down and cut in half, making the handle and spout out of each half. Scoop out the red flesh. Make decorative cuts in the rind of the handle piece with a melon baller and fill with melon balls.

You may need to trim the spout and handle pieces so they fit flat against the melon. Attach with sturdy, round toothpicks.


Source: Watermelon.org

14 comments:

Tea Party Girl said...

THAT is totally darling. My children agree. I'm going to head on over and try to decide how long it would take to make it. That's my endless quest~recipes that look great, taste great, and don't produce kitchen melt-downs!

Lori said...

Oh Risa LOVE IT!!! I have a favor to ask you! Could you visit my site and join in on wedding week? I know you will enchant so many of us!!!!! Pretty PLEASE with pink roses on top!!!!!! Lori

Mrs.X said...

Adorable!!! Just the ticket for my daughter's summer birthday par-tea. ThanX :-)

Tara said...

Too cute!!! Loving it.

breanna said...

Absolutely. Adorable.

Rebecca said...

What a great idea! I think I'll give it a try for a summer girls picnic we have planned. :)

Evelyn Lum said...

That is so pretty. I would probably include a "Do Not Touch!" sign next to it because I hate to see someone break it :)

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I love this...can't wait to try it.

COLLS GARDEN said...

Hi Risa,
My daughter Shannon (Paint Mine Pink) sent me. Just love your blog and adore the watermelon teapot. Trouble is, I'd have to eat it. Watermelon is one of my favourite things.
Coll :-}

~love said...

okay--i'm totally in love with your blog and i only have time to read a couple posts! will definitely be back! *i heart tea*
=)

Helle Greer said...

Hi Risa,
What a great idea, I'm having a tea party for my birthday next month, and I might just have to give this a try.
Chec out my blog for the give away that I'm having, I think you might like it ;)
helle

http://hellegreer.typepad.com/

Betty Jo said...

That is so cute. Thanks for sharing the directions. xoxo

Jules said...

Great watermelon idea its raing here in Aus and god didnt we need it.But that teapots sings of summer,have posted off my swap and blogged it
my swap partner has received and blogged it she loves it.Thanks for hosting a great swap Risa.
Jullie

a pink-bee said...

So cute!!! Thanks for sharing how to make it :)

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