Fruit Bouquet How To
Fruit bouquets make beautiful and delicious centerpieces! These beautiful fruit arrangements can be ordered online but they can also be created at home. With a few instructions on how to make fruit bouquets and a little bit of patience you can create a striking arrangement for your next social gathering.
The colors of fruit are so varied and vibrant you can create a color theme or liven up an entire room with your fresh fruit bouquet. There are no set rules for combining colors and scents of fruits, you will simply need to experiment with what you think might look good and what’s available during the season. Use a variety of shapes, sizes, and heights in your arrangement. Fruits come in a variety of textures so use that to your advantage.
Obviously the most important element of your fruit bouquet is fresh fruit. Fruit with tough skin such as apples, oranges and lemons can survive in a bouquet for several weeks while grapes can retain an attractive look for up to four or five days. Strawberries, cantaloupe, pineapple, kiwi, watermelon and mango are all possible fruits to use in your bouquet as well. You will also need a knife, a melon baller, cookie cutters, scissors, skewers and some kind of container as well as floral foam or play dough to display your fruit bouquet.
Your bouquet can be created to be simple and understated or to make a grand statement. You might choose to make an arrangement out of just one type of fruit, such as a bouquet made entirely of strawberries, or you might make a more complex fruit arrangement with a variety of fresh fruits.
Start with a clean dry vase or container. Fill the bottom with floral foam ensuring that there is enough to support the arrangement.
Rinse fruits in clean water. Some fruits will remain whole such as grapes, strawberries, and other small berries. Other fruits you will want to cut. Pineapple is usually a good fruit to cut with a cookie cutter, melons are good to make various sizes of balls with. Be sure to remove any seeds.
Slide the fruits onto skewers some skewers will have a number of pieces of fruit on the same skewer, in which case the fruit should touch each other. Other skewers will have only one piece of fruit. Cut the skewers to different lengths in order to create depth to your bouquet.
Poke the end of the stick or skewer into the florist foam or dough. Attempt to angle the sticks in different directions similar to floral stems. A taller stick sticking up out of the middle of the bouquet can help you to arrange the fruit in a floral bouquet look. Try to make a symmetrical and balanced design using enough skewers to create a full arrangement.
Finally add any last touches, such as ribbon, chocolate covered fruits, mint leaves, or a personal touch.
Keep the arrangement cool until it is time to display it. Store left over fruit in sealed storage containers to keep it fresh.
Your first creation might not be the masterpiece that you hope for but remember, practice makes perfect!