Carving a jack-o'-lantern isn't the only way to get festive with your food. Create a summer centerpiece with watermelon!
Making a watermelon the centerpiece of your summer bash is easier than you think! All you need is a stencil, carving knife, wooden skewer, and a pretty watermelon.
Create a stencil on your computer using a big, bold font that will be easy to cut around.
Place the stencil on top of the watermelon and tape the sides down. Using a wooden skewer, poke holes around the outside of each letter. Remove the stencil.
Use a crafts knife or wood-handled carving knife to trace the outline of each letter. Use the same tool to scrape out the watermelon rind on the inside of each letter.
Clean up the edges, and voila! You now have a gorgeous centerpiece that you can dig into for a post-party dessert. Try any word you like, such as "congrats," "sweet," or "summer."