Due to the success of the Sunflower Watermelon Carving Instructable and the interest in wanting to see how the Roses were made, I have gone ahead and made this Instructable. An easy how-to for carving Roses into a watermelon. Enjoy and have fun!

Step 1: Supplies!

You'll need:
One watermelon
Paring knife
Medium circle cookie cutter
<p>So Awesome, just about to try it ! very readable !!! :) Well done you ! </p>
<p>So Awesome, just about to try it ! very readable !!! :) Well done you ! </p>
<p>Love it</p>
<p>I would love to send a watermelon to a girl I'm trying to romance, I've seen some photos online, they look fantastic. Is there anyone in the UK that would be interested in doing this for me and I can make a payment via paypal?</p><p>Or if someone could direct me to someone who does provide this service is would be so grateful?</p><p>Martyn </p>
Thanks for a wonderful tutorial. I will be sharing this at our next 4H meeting! I voted!
You are welcome! Thanks for the vote. Its appreciated!
That's is awesome!!!!
<p>Its very gOooood :) </p><p>Thank you for sharing</p><p>I will make it very soon</p>
<p>Thank you for sharing. This is very pretty..I will make it for my family this weekend.</p>
Congratulations on your 1st prize win in the play with your food contest! You know, you should carve something up Halloween like and enter it in the Halloween food contest, imagine the possibilities you could have with a melon!
This is so cool. I saw &quot;food&quot; carving on a cruise once and thought I'd like to know how they do it. I might have to by two watermelons the next time I shop - one to eat and one to practice carving. Thanks so much for the instruction.
You are very welcome. You should try it and have fun with it.
Now to get this thing to live a long time
Let me know when you figure out how. I wouldn't mind keeping it longer.
Very cool! How long do you think these would look nice? Anything to make them last longer (thinking of doing in advance for party.... <br>
If you wrap it up good I've kept it for 2 days. Its difficult to make it last long with the delicate nature of the fruit. It will dry out and wilt.
Wow... that was fantastic... It is so do-able now... Thanx VERY MUCH...... The step-by-step is brilliant....
And voted too... i hope YOU win!!!!!!!
Thank you, the vote is appreciated and I'm glad you enjoy the Instructable.
Really well done instructions and incredible results! Can't wait to try it.
Thanks. I always worry that I'm not describing things right. So that's why I take tons of pictures just in case. Lol. Have fun trying it!
You make it look easy. Easy enough to try! Thanks!
You're welcome! It really isn't too tough at all, I hope you do give it a try.
Oh, so beautiful! I have never seen a watermelon carving before.... Thank-you for sharing! (Again, these are just Gorgeous!)
Thanks! Glad to share it with ya!
You did a GREAT job!!
Thank you!
Voted! So nice!
Thanks so much, the vote is appreciated! :D
Once again, well done!<br> <br> Since you're well out on the surface, your melon still has enough integrity that I bet you could chop up the insides and leave them in your rosy (or flaming) serving bowl (like <a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=watermelon+basket&newwindow=1&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=0gwmUt_XI4eligLtrICADA&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1081&bih=482" rel="nofollow">these</a> only way more interesting). Very cool!<br> <br> A note that might help prospective carvers of watermelons and other things:<br> It's well worth the price to grab the cheapest wood carving set you can find: less than $5 (Google &quot;wood carving set for kids&quot;), basically just wooden dowels with metal tips. As an example: there's usually a blade with an L-shaped cross section that would be perfect for the initial rose petals in this Instructable. Obviously a paring knife works great, but the L-shaped tool might be more efficient since it cuts out a trench with one swipe, instead of the two required with a knife. Also, these small tools can help with control when you're getting really detailed, because it's harder to chop off large bits with one slip of the knife.<br> <br> Also worthwhile are clay carving tools, most notably loops with a cutting edge. <a href="http://villafanestudios.com/" rel="nofollow">Ray Villafane</a> and his evil henchmen all use such tools to gruesome effect on some of the most disturbingly carved pumpkins on Earth, but the tools and skills translate quite well to watermeloncraft (but watch out for <a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/287597126178026510/" rel="nofollow">cephalopods</a>).<br> <br> Cheers!<br> <br> Mike
Thanks Mike! And good idea suggesting better tools. I did go out and get a set of vegetable and fruit carving tools. It's a nice little 20-piece set up of different shaped blades to make easier cuts too. I got it off e-bay for only $16 when said and done. So this doesn't have to be the most expensive hobby as Mike said, it is worth it to invest a few dollars! <br>The hunger games watermelon was the first one I carved with my new set and it made things way faster.
This is beautiful! You are very talented! I tried my hand at watermelon carving before...it did not go well ;)
Thanks! I have no idea where this talent came from, but it's definitely entertaining!
This is very cool. Instructables like this give the site great variety. This looks like a great &quot;stepping-stone&quot; instructable for someone new to move on to bigger things. Thanks for posting this, I may try it when I get my hands on a watermelon.
Thanks! It is fun to play around with and experiment on watermelons with carving. And if worse comes to worst, you just chop it up and eat it, no harm done!
Beautiful carving, and very nice pictures. Thanks!
Thank you!
This is fantastic! Very pretty. :D
Thank you!
Oh man this is just lovely!! How long did it take you to learn to do this?
Actually I've only been at this for one month now. I had seen a demonstration years back and pictures of carved watermelons and one day just thought I'd give it a go. Grabbed a paring knife and a watermelon and started messing around. Believe it or not, this Rose watermelon is only my 5th watermelon carving. It's been fun.
Wow! That's impressive, they look amazing!
Amazing! Thanks for posting this!
You're welcome! Thanks for the comment!

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