How to Make Fruit & Vegetable Bouquets

Overview

Fruit and vegetable bouquets are a creative way to offer a helpful gift or to accent the food table at a party. Adding a theme to the basket allows you the freedom to take advantage of seasonal and sometime rare or unexpected fruits and vegetables. Create one of these nutritious and attractive baskets the next time you are planning a hospital or in-home visit or need a quick and inexpensive holiday gift.

Step 1

Select the fruit and vegetables for the basket. If choosing a particular theme for the basket, select produce that will match the desired colors and theme. For example, if making an Easter themed basket, combine carrots, berries, fresh pineapple and peaches to make a colorful display.

Step 2

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

Step 3

Place smaller fruits and veggies on skewers. 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 and vegetables to ensure it does not tip over.

Step 5

Place the skewers 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 conceal the florist's foam.

Tips and Warnings

  • Refrigerate baskets until ready to give away.

Things You'll Need

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

References

  • Edible Fruit Arrangement
Keywords: fruit bouquet, vegetable bouquet, creative gift

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.