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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Gifts made with fruit & love ...

I mentioned the shopping in Germany is very different to that of 'home'.  You can read that post here.  Because of this I find I don't enjoy shopping ... I know! It's a crime right?!! At home in the UK I would know which shops to go for specific gifts for specific friends and family members. Because of missing this familiarity, I decided I would start to make a few gifts instead of stressing about where to purchase things.  Over the past few years I have made a few fruit bouquets as gifts and I have really enjoyed creating something and giving it as a gift to be enjoyed!

Here are a few I have done!        

This one was one of the first ones I made ... this was for my husbands birthday and I delivered it to his work place.  He and his colleagues enjoyed the fruit amongst the cakes I took in too! =)  It's all about balance!

This one was made for friends on the safe arrival of their baby boy.

This one I made as part of our refreshments when some friends came over to craft!! Kind of a mini 'time out for women!' =)

I have just purchased nice tins or baskets and then put melon in there or grapefruit (in their peel or skin) whatever fits the shape of tin and use that as the base to secure the skewers in.  Using good quality cookie cutters you can prepare the fruit shapes.  I like hearts ... so I have used them in each one!! For the baby one I used a duck, bottle and pushchair shape also to make it more specific to the celebration.  Thread the grapes, strawberries and blueberries onto skewers as fillers in between the shapes.   It's really a case of watching the bouquet take shape as you produce your work of food art!! Have a go!! It all contributes to making it a Happy Life!! 


  1. I love the pink fruit basket, don't think I've ever seen this one before.
    Great Blog X

  2. This is when we had a mini time out for women themed "Happily Ever After!" Glad you like it!! xx