Wednesday, June 25, 2014

red, white, and blue(berries)



How fun are these watermelon star cut-outs?

They're so fast and easy to make! All you need is . . . 

a ripe watermelon
star-shaped cookie cutter
paper straws
one plastic straw
and blueberries

Slice the watermelon into 1/2-inch thick rounds, and then use cookie cutter to cut star shapes.

Tips of the trade . . .
I use the end of a plastic straw to punch a hole in the center of the stars, so that I can easily snug a blueberry in the center; 
and you can also use the plastic straw to pre-drill a hole for the paper straw. 
It works like a charm!





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a fun & patriotic treat for kids
festive garnish for drinks 
fruit kabobs
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I'm on the hunt for a crab or lobster shaped cookie cutter.
How cute would it be to cut watermelon into the shapes of crabs & lobsters for Summer entertaining!




Happy Summer, friends!



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31 comments:

  1. These are so cute and I can eat them all. Love water melons and blueberries but never ate them together:)

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  2. So cute, I love these! I usually cut up watermelon in a bowl with blueberries for 4th of July, but this would be even more festive!

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    1. Hi Marie!
      Drop a few in a lemonade pitcher too! They're so fast and easy to make.
      I love these kind of fun & festive details.
      Have a great week,
      Suzanne

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  3. These are awesome! Maybe a seashell cookie cutter? I have the red striped straws and was looking for something to do with them. Possibilities are endless!
    xo Kathleen

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  4. Not a big pinner / Pinterest person here but I pinned this one to use with the grandlittles this summer :)

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  5. How lovely are those? What a great way to celebrate summer! Unfortunately it's ridiculously cold here in Australia at the moment so I'm thinking more along the lines of blueberry crumble, but I will keep this in mind for when the weather warms up! x

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  6. May I have your permission to post one of the pictures from this page as a link back to this recipe on my site. I am making a list of my favorite 4th of July ideas that I have found on the web.

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    1. HI Patricia,
      Thanks so much for coming by and taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate every one of them!
      Yes, I'd love it if you shared a photo and this post in your list of 4th of July ideas!
      Have a great week,
      Suzanne

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  7. What a clever idea! I'm always looking for excuses to use those fun paper straws ;)

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  8. Soooo cute! Perfect to inspire little ones to eat their fruit :)

    http://mummygoesmad.blogspot.com.au

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  9. Such a simple way to jazz up watermelon for a summer party! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  10. Fun, quick and tasty. What more could you possibly want!!

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning :-)

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  11. love these! such a fun food craft for kids, too!

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  12. Just bought a sweet Georgia watermelon. I love your stars. Gotta try this! Pinned

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  13. I love love love your style, Suzanne! These watermelon stars are so FUN!!!! Featuring you on fb and pinning!

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  14. What a cute idea. Love watermelons. Thanks for sharing such a cute idea. Karie

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  15. What a fun and festive way to share a healthy sweet treat this Fourth!
    Thanks for linking up with us at Project Inspire{d}, Suzanne!

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  16. Beautiful, simple fun idea! Thanks for sharing at the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!
    Blessings,
    Shari

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  17. So cute, I'd love it if you shared this on Worthwhile Wednesdays http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/2014/07/worthwhile-wednesdays-24.html
    ~Allie

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  18. Beautiful. Too bad I am just seeing it now because you could have been in today's feature at the FineCraftGuild. So, join our party and I'll have you on my radar! A new DIY Crafts and Recipes party just opened today.

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  19. The perfect refreshing snack for the 4th of July weekend! I'm featuring it tomorrow in my Friday Features... thanks for linking up to Inspire Me Monday!

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  20. Thanks so much for sharing this fabulous idea at the Say G’Day Saturday Linky Party Suzanne. I’ve given your post a +1, shared on Pinterest and will be featuring you at my Friday Favorites post!

    Best wishes and Happy 4th of July!
    Natasha in Oz

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  21. Reminds me that I had a watermelon in my basement fridge that I was going to do this with for the 4th and I forgot. lol! Guess we'll just have watermelon now. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  22. That's a great idea, very refreshing for these warmer days too. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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  23. where did you find the straws>? Love this. I am co hosting a RWB party next year for my garden club and will use this idea.

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    1. Hi Cookie!
      I find my paper straws at Michael's and Hobby Lobby. You can also find them online.
      They're such a fun and festive addition to gatherings!
      Happy hosting!

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  24. These are so cute, perfect for the upcoming 4th of July holiday! I hope you find some crab and/or lobster shaped cookie cutters and look forward to seeing your creations with them! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again next Monday!

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  25. Thank you soooo much for sharing this darling idea. I have blue/white striped straws and a little cookie cutter just waiting to be used. LOVE.THIS! Thanks for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. May you and yours enjoy a wonderful and safe 4th.

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  26. Hey Suzanne,
    Just wanted to let you know I've featured this on my July 4th round up....
    http://www.craftyallieblog.com/2015/06/amazing-july-4th-show-your-spirit-ideas.html
    Have a great week!
    ~Allie

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  27. Remind me of festive sparklers! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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