postheadericon How to Create Fruit Christmas Tree Displays

Liven up the holiday table this season with a three-dimensional fruit Christmas tree. Make one or many as the fruit off this tree will go fast. You may need to get it started as this tree is so pretty, your guests may be too intimidated to remove the fruit.

Steps

How to Create Fruit Christmas Tree Displays

1 Purchase a tree base. Determine the tree size before purchasing the Styrofoam cone at a local craft store. Consider either one large statement or several cute trees, located around the table or your home.

How to Create Fruit Christmas Tree Displays

2 Select fruit. While this recipe suggests using certain fruit, you can use your favorite fruits or what is fresh and available. However, one aspect of the tree that you may want to be sure to use is the pineapple. You can go fresh or canned, but you will use the pineapple to create the star that goes on the top of the tree. Choose a wide variety of colors, but fruit that will be appropriate for being served on a toothpick and mounted on the Styrofoam cone. Avoid fruit that turns brown easily or is mushy.

How to Create Fruit Christmas Tree Displays
How to Create Fruit Christmas Tree Displays

3 Clean and inspect the tree base before adding fruit. Since this is an “edible” project you want to make sure the cone is free from debris and is clean before you begin the project.

How to Create Fruit Christmas Tree Displays

4 Cut up the fruit and place in separate bowls. The amount of fruit pieces you will need depends on the size and number of trees you want to create. Cut pieces in a uniform fashion so they fit together on the tree. Consider using the melon ball scoop for some fruit, especially if you plan to encircle the bottom of the tree with something festive. Scoops of melon balls may look lovely along the bottom or as an accent.

How to Create Fruit Christmas Tree Displays
How to Create Fruit Christmas Tree Displays

5 Assemble the tree. Stab the first piece of fruit with a toothpick and then insert the toothpick into the Styrofoam cone. You want to make sure the toothpick goes into the Styrofoam all the way so it holds the fruit. Begin at the bottom of the tree and work your way up to the top, encircling the cone with fruit.

How to Create Fruit Christmas Tree Displays

Add the star at the top. Cut a star shape from the pineapple and place the toothpick into the top peak of the cone.

How to Create Fruit Christmas Tree Displays
How to Create Fruit Christmas Tree Displays

6 Place on a platter or serving dish before adding it to the table.

How to Create Fruit Christmas Tree Displays

7 Finished.

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