Hello lovelies! This fruit bouquet is the perfect way to jazz up a table for a summer brunch or cookout and also makes a great gift. I made it on Mother’s Day and it was really fun and easy. Like basically all of my other recipes and DIYs, feel free to mix this up however you’d like- I just went with my family’s favorite fruits. Enjoy!
What you’ll need:
- bamboo skewers
- parchment paper
- cookie sheet(s)
- two cookie cutters (I used a heart and flower shape)
- melting chocolate (candy melt, wafers, etc…)
- one pineapple (this will double as the base, but if you want a large arrangement I recommend getting a regular flower vase, cleaning it, and putting foam inside to stabilize it)
- four cups fruit of choice (I used apple slices, banana, strawberries, and pineapple)
- crushed nuts
- ribbon for decorating
- Step 1: wash all of your fruit, unpeeling and cutting skin off as needed, but do not cut the skin off of the pineapple if you will be using it as your vase. Apply parchment to any cookie sheets or plates you plan on using.
- Step 2: slice your pineapple about 1/4″ thick and cut out desired shapes from each slice. Slide a skewer into the pineapple slices (be careful!) and lie them on parchment. Repeat this until all of your shapes are cut out.
- Step 3: stack the remaining scrapes of pineapple on a plate, cutting board, or other surface you will be showing off your bouquet on! This will be your vase. Stick skewers down into the pineapple to hold it all together. Then, place it in the fridge or freezer.
- Step 4: assemble the remaining fruit onto skewers. Do it in a neat pattern, or randomize it based on your liking (sweet tooth idea: add brownie or cake slices onto the skewers, too). Once these skewers are assembled, place them on parchment as well.
- Step 5: follow the directions on your melting chocolate and dunk your fruit in to coat it as you like. I opted not to cover every single piece with chocolate and I only fully covered a few pieces. Do this quickly, as the chocolate will harden. If you’re topping with nuts, Oreos, sprinkles, or anything else, do it immediately after coating. Set finished skewers onto parchment and freeze or chill for about thirty minutes.
- Step 6: assemble your masterpiece! If you’re using the pineapple, make sure to stick the heaviest fruits into the actual pineapple and use the lighter fruits to fill the center. If you’re using a regular vase, go crazy and design it however you’d like! Having marbles, rocks, or foam in the base of either option will help any wobbliness or movement of the skewers. To add a more festive look, add flowers around the base or a ribbon like I did.
- Step 7: Enjoy!
This DIY is best when done the day of because of how fresh all of the fruit is, but will hold up for a few days following your meal or event. I hope you loved this article, if you want to see more stuff like this then go ahead and subscribe allllll the way at the bottom of this page, or give me a follow on Instagram by clicking the Instagram icon.