A Creative Watermelon Centerpiece

You may have heard of grilled watermelon, but have you ever heard of a watermelon grill? Surprise guests at your next barbecue with this watermelon centerpiece that's functional and edible. Add some fruit kabobs, and you've got a grill that will thrill.
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DIY watermelon grill centerpiece

Ingredients and supplies:

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



Cut holes in watermelon for grill legs

Make three holes, slightly smaller than the size of your celery stalk, in the bottom of the watermelon.

Watermelon grill with fruit kabobs


Slice and hollow watermelon

Slice the watermelon. The bottom piece should be slightly larger than the top piece.

Watermelon grill with fruit kabobs

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

Watermelon grill with fruit kabobs


Create the grill grate

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.

Watermelon grill with fruit kabobs


Add charcoal

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

Watermelon grill with fruit kabobs


Trim skewer ends for grill grate

Trim the wooden skewer ends with wire cutters or a pair
of kitchen shears until they're flush with the rind.

Watermelon grill with fruit kabobs


Insert celery for grill legs

Insert three celery stalks into the holes on the bottom of the watermelon.
You may need to widen the holes slightly, but you want them to be tight. For added stability,
you can also insert wooden skewers for the "grill legs" and hide them with the celery stalks.

Watermelon grill with fruit kabobs

Watermelon grill with fruit kabobs

Watermelon grill with fruit kabobs


Make fruit kabobs

Make fruit kabobs with small chucks of cantaloupe, strawberries,
kiwis, blueberries, grapes, pineapple and watermelon balls.

Watermelon grill with fruit kabobs


Put kabobs on the grill

Place the fruit kabobs on and around the watermelon grill.

Watermelon grill with fruit kabobs


Make a grill lid

To make the grill "lid," attach a small piece of cucumber or zucchini
to the top of the smaller watermelon bowl with toothpicks. The lid can be propped
on the side of the watermelon grill by inserting more toothpicks to secure it in place.

Watermelon grill with fruit kabobs

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Comments on "Watermelon grill with fruit kabobs"

kal October 19, 2013 | 4:42 PM

this is going to be a neat grill project... thanks.

Leavolia September 22, 2013 | 12:47 PM

I found this to be so cool. A friend from my culinary class posted it on facebook and I knew immediately that this is something I would enjoy doing. Can't wait to give it a try !! Two thumbs up to the creator !!!!!!!

Julie August 31, 2013 | 9:11 AM

I just finished making this and used a mini watermelon and made mini kabobs- a fun little something I will take to a BBQ today!

Bernice July 22, 2013 | 12:08 PM

So Cute and looks so delicious...

Kaz July 20, 2013 | 4:55 AM

Just made this to take to a friends Barby, well excited with it, fab idea............Thanks

Trish July 18, 2013 | 9:39 PM

This is such a great clever,creative idea. I can hardly wait to prepare this.

Lisa July 18, 2013 | 5:05 AM

Love this idea! Makes good food fun.

Gilda Gordon July 17, 2013 | 11:45 AM

Love this....It will be my next project for my daughters birthday party...

Ann July 12, 2013 | 6:12 PM

What a great idea, bravo

debbie July 12, 2013 | 5:52 AM

this is so awesome I will be trying this one

Chrmaine July 06, 2013 | 6:37 PM

I love this. Have too make it at the next cookout.

Jennifer July 05, 2013 | 6:51 AM

This is so cute! And, it looks delicious!

neblanc July 04, 2013 | 6:00 AM

This girl never ceases to amaze us!

keith millar July 02, 2013 | 12:51 PM

brill who came up this idea being a master chef ive never seen this one done before very well done

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