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How to Make a Watermelon 'Grill' With Fruit Kebabs for Your Next Cookout

Sandra Denneler is a SheKnows Expert who's been making and doing her entire life. Growing up, her favorite book was the 1973 World Book Encyclopedia's Childcraft Volume 11, Make and Do. An art director at Wichita State University, Sandra...

This quirky watermelon centerpiece will impress all your guests

Your next summer barbecue get-together deserves a centerpiece, and we've got just the thing: a watermelon grill.

You read that right — a grill made from a watermelon, with legs made of celery. It's genius, right? The second you throw some fruit kabobs on it, your friends won't be able to resist snapping a few pics of the creation.

Even better, this quirky edible centerpiece is actually very easy to make. Just follow the steps below!

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This quirky watermelon centerpiece will impress all your guests
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DIY watermelon grill centerpiece

Ingredients & supplies:

  • 1 round watermelon
  • 3 celery stalks (soak in cold water in the refrigerator overnight to stiffen)
  • Blackberries (for the "charcoal")
  • Assorted fruits for kebabs
  • Small cucumber or zucchini
  • Wooden skewers
  • Toothpicks

Directions:

1. Cut holes in the watermelon for grill legs

This quirky watermelon centerpiece will impress all your guests
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Make 3 holes slightly smaller than the size of your celery stalk in the bottom of the watermelon.

2. Slice & hollow the watermelon

This quirky watermelon centerpiece will impress all your guests
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Slice the watermelon. The bottom piece should be slightly larger than the top piece.

This quirky watermelon centerpiece will impress all your guests
Image: Sandra Denneler/SheKnows

Using a melon baller, hollow out the watermelon bowls. Save the melon balls for the fruit skewers.

3. Create the grill grate

This quirky watermelon centerpiece will impress all your guests
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Insert wooden skewers into the top edge of the larger watermelon bowl, pushing them through the other side until they're flush with the rind.

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4. Add charcoal

This quirky watermelon centerpiece will impress all your guests
Image: Sandra Denneler/SheKnows

Remove 1 of the skewers, and place blackberries in the bottom of the watermelon for the "charcoal." Replace the skewer when done.

Next: Trim the skewer ends for the grill grate

A version of this article was originally published in July 2013.

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