How to Make Your Own Fruit Arrangements


Fruit bouquets are truly inventive and useful dishes. From hospital visits to party buffets, fruit arrangements are pleasant additions, and because they are much more useful than a bouquet of flowers, are sure to always be appreciated.

Step 1

Select the fruit for the basket. If choosing a particular theme for the basket, select fruits that will match the desired colors. For example, if making a Christmas bouquet, consider choosing red and green apples.

Step 2

Cut the fruit into slices roughly a quarter-inch thick and use the cookie cutters to create various shapes.

Step 3

Place fruits onto the skewers. Be sure to use a distinguished pattern to add to the overall effect of the basket.

Step 4

Place the florist foam inside the basket. If the basket is shallow, consider centralizing the heavier fruit to ensure the basket does not tip over.

Step 5

Place the skewers with fruit on top into the florist foam and arrange them into a flower-like bouquet. Add the cookie-cutter fruit along the outside edges of the basket to better conceal the florist's foam.

Tips and Warnings

  • Refrigerate all fruit baskets until ready to give away.

Things You'll Need

  • Fresh fruit
  • Cookie cutters
  • Large basket
  • Florist foam
  • Skewers
  • Cutting board
  • Kitchen knives


  • Create Your Own Edible Fruit Arrangement
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About this Author

Ann White is a freelance journalist with prior experience as a Corporate and Business Attorney and Family Law Mediator. She has written for multiple university newspapers and has published over 300 articles for publishers such as EHow and Garden Guides. White earned her Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in English literature.