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Step 1: Fruit Needed
1 lb. red grapes
1lb. green grapes
Step 2: Materials and Tools
(1) large plastic tray (for the base)
(1) 3' long by 2' wide and 2" thick piece of styrofoam
(8) plastic wedding cake pillars (whatever size you prefer we used 4- 5" and 4- 3" pillars)
(2) packs of wooden craft sticks (about 800)
(8) flower spikes (big enough to fit inside of pillars)
(1) melon baler
hot glue gun and glue sticks
cookie cutters of your choice
Step 3: Getting Started
Step 1: Cut 3 different sized circles out of foam board. (1 large, 1 medium, 1 small). stack pieces to insure correct fit and placement. (trim if necessary)
Step 2: Glue large styrofoam piece onto plastic tray
Step 3: Glue flower spikes to the inside of 5" pillars (Spike down)
Step 4: Insert pillars into large styrofoam circle in a square pattern
Step 4: Adding the Fruit
Step 2: Starting from the center of your first tier insert craft sticks, and place fruit on top in desired pattern, work your way to the edge and then down the side.
Step 3: Continue until the entire styrofoam is covered with fruit in desired pattern.
Step 5: Installing Second Tier
Step 1: Install tier 2 on top of 5" pillars
Step 2: to ensure proper alignment, push firmly onto the top of 5" pillars to make an indentation into the foam to maintain accurate placement.
Step 3: remove tier 2, add hot glue to top of pillars and reinstall second tier
Step 6: Adding Fruit to Second Tier
Step 2: Glue flower spikes to 3" pillars, and install in line with 5" pillars.
Step 3: Starting from the center, work your way out to the edge of the styrofoam making sure that there are not any open spaces.
Step 7: Installing Tier 3
Step 1: Place small foam tier onto the 3" pillars
Step 2: Press down firmly to ensure proper placement (Just as you did with the 2nd tier)
Step 3: Remove foam block, add glue to pillars and reinstall
Step 4: Starting from the side, work your way around to the top with your desired fruit pattern.
Step 5: Place topper in the middle of the foam top, and work your way around it with your fruit pattern
Step 8: Finishing Touches
Step 2: Cut desired patterns (with cookie cutters) into pineapple pieces
Step 3: Install wooden craft stick into pineapple and install to desired positions.
Step 4: Add strawberries and grapes in desired places
We also added miniature silk flowers for added decorations
Step 9: All Done!!!
P.S. To maintain Fruit quality you can spray it with light sugar water