Tuck in, then fill your fruit

Take me to the tropics
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Summer is all about fresh fruit salads, selfies with watermelons and fragrant cocktails with a slice of fruit on the edge of your glass. And you’d be bananas to throw away the fruit leftovers- use your nut by making use of that coconut! You can create a summer-inspired vase or plant holder by putting those tropical delights on display. Read on to find out how.

You will need:

  • Sharp knife
  • Melon
  • Pineapple
  • Coconut
  • Saw
  • Spoon
  • Vice or some other way to secure the coconut
  • Pots to protect your plant of flowers from the fruit.
  • Extra fruit and palm leaves as decoration, such as dragon fruit, lemons and extra coconuts.

Get to work with the melon and pineapple

Cut the top off the melon and pineapple. Cut a circle in the flesh of the fruit that is the same size of the glass or pot that you want to insert into it.The flesh is easy to remove by cutting it like a grid, for instance four vertical and four horizontal cuts. Remove the excess flesh with a spoon. This creates space for the glass- and gives you a tasty snack at the same time. Place the pot or glass in the pineapple and melon. Put your plant or flower in it, and it's job done!

Get to work with the coconut

Secure the coconut in the vice. Saw the top off the coconut. Scrape away the white flesh on the inside so that your glass fits into it. Saw or sand a small flat surface on the bottom of the coconut so that it’s stable. Put your flowers in it.

Laying the table

Place all the fruit vases in a row and decorate with some fresh fruit. Scatter some palm leaves nonchalantly- and your summer party can begin!

Note: flowers wilt more rapidly when there’s fruit nearby.

Bouquets in the fruit

Coconut left: lily, eremunus, anthurium, palm leaf, white eucharis
Pineapple left: banana plant
Watermelon: anthurium, carnation, monarda, kalanchoë, umbrella fern
Pineapple right: curcuma slam splash
Coconut right: gerbera, carnation, clematis, delphinium valkyrie