How to Create Fruit Arrangements

Overview

For a decorative gift or a centerpiece for your table, make a fruit arrangement in the shape of a topiary with a few supplies from the craft store. Your fruit topiary arrangement can have two or three tiers with any type of small fruit that suits your décor. For a sparkling look, coat the fruit with sugar before adding it to the arrangement. A sugared-fruit arrangement makes a glistening centerpiece for a wedding reception or as part of your holiday decorations.

Step 1

Insert toothpicks into individual pieces of fruit. Dip each piece in a bowl of egg whites. Sprinkle sugar over the fruit and place them on a sheet of wax paper to dry.

Step 2

Cut a wedge of floral foam to fit inside the flower pot. Floral foam cuts easily with a serrated kitchen knife.

Step 3

Cut two 16-inch sections of 2-inch-diameter wooden dowels. Spray-paint the dowels and the floral foam balls to blend in with your fruit topiary arrangement. Let the paint dry.

Step 4

Insert one of the painted dowels 6 inches into the center of the foam inside the flower pot. Center one of the painted floral foam balls on top of the flower pot dowel and press down. Insert the dowel at least 4 inches into the foam. You should have 6 inches or less of dowel visible between the flower pot and the first foam ball.

Step 5

Insert the remaining painted dowel 4 inches into the center of the unused foam ball. Insert the open end of the dowel 6 inches into the top center of the foam ball attached to the flower pot. The form for your fruit topiary arrangement is complete.

Step 6

Insert the end of the toothpicks that you used to skewer the sugared fruit into the floral foam balls on the topiary form. Continue inserting the skewered fruit until you have covered both forms with sugared fruit.

Things You'll Need

  • Toothpicks
  • Plums
  • White and red grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Apricots
  • Egg whites
  • Sugar
  • Bowls
  • Wax paper
  • Floral foam
  • Knife
  • 12-inch-diameter flower pot
  • Wooden dowels
  • Saw
  • Spray paint
  • 2 8-inch floral foam balls

References

  • Floral Art Mall

Who Can Help

  • Delish.com: How to Make Sugared Fruit
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About this Author

Katherine Kally is a freelance writer specializing in eco-friendly home improvement projects, practical craft ideas and cost effective decorating solutions. As a content creator for Demand Studios and private clientele, Kat's work is featured on sites across the web. Kally holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of South Carolina and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.