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Bridal Shower Watermelon Lighted Centerpiece

This would make a cute centerpiece on the food table. In addition, you can use the watermelon that you scoop out for fruit kabobs or a fruit salad.



  • 1 large watermelon
  • utensils used for pumpkin carving
  • a book with watermelon carving designs
  • 1 tealight candle
  • 1 large glass plate


Cut bottom of watermelon so it can stand up on the plate and scoop out watermelon. I used the watermelon from inside in fruit salad for the shower. Attach stencil to front of watermelon, use a toothpick to poke holes along where you will cut. Take off the stencil and you will see a dotted line picture to carve out. Put a tea light inside.

Note: You cannot do this in advance as the rind starts to wither as a pumpkin would.

By Carol from MA

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August 3, 20070 found this helpful

This is gorgeous - what a fun idea - and a different twist on the "watermelon boat"!

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August 3, 20070 found this helpful

What a unique & adorable idea. This would be remembered and talked about for years to come!

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August 3, 20070 found this helpful

Nicely done! I really should think about getting married one of these days.

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February 25, 20100 found this helpful

Amazingly clever and great to look at.

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July 11, 20160 found this helpful

Beautiful ! :)

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