Edible Drink Markers and Place Holders




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These edible drink markers and place holders are fun and easy to put together - perfect for any party! I've used melons here and a bit of mango, but I think this idea could be applied in many more ways. :)

I think I will probably make these for every brunch ever until the end of time. So cute!

Making these is a great activity for kids, too! Might be a good solution to keep them busy while you party prep. :D

Step 1: Ingredients + Tools

  • fruit for cutting (melons of all kinds, slightly underripe mangoes, apples)
  • alphabet cookie cutters
  • berries and other fruit for garnishing the ends
  • skewers

And that's it!

You really want the fruit to be firm. Try to avoid fruit that's too ripe - it will just smush and tear and you won't get a clean cut.

Step 2: Cut the Letters Out

Cut your fruit into slices 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick. Closer to 1/2 inch seems to hold up better. :)

Try to keep some skewers or plastic utensils around for this part - you'll need help pushing the letters out.

You'll get the best results by placing the cookie cutter flat on the cut fruit and smacking it down using a flat palm. Quick and with force! BAM

Use whatever you have on hand to gently push the fruit out the back of the cookie cutters.

Step 3: Skewer and Storage

Once your letters are all cut, press them gently onto the skewers! It may take a couple tries to figure out the best spot to skewer them. :)

Add additional fruit or berries at each end for garnish to pretty them up and then you're done. :D

If you make them ahead of time, chill them in the fridge but DO NOT freeze. I tried freezing hoping it would make them more durable, but it actually had the opposite effect. They defrost very fast because they're so tiny and get pretty droopy!



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    11 Discussions


    3 years ago

    This is awesome! I accidentally flagged, my bad :( other then that, this ible is great!


    3 years ago on Introduction

    You always have fun, imaginative and colourful Instructables :)
    Very nice :)


    3 years ago on Introduction

    HOME MADE BACON https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvfLXWDWChE


    3 years ago on Introduction

    Colourful and creative, Jessy! You'll never get your drink mixed up with someone else!

    I need all my beverages served like this :)


    Aaahh, I LOVE this instructable! (Not even just because my name is featured...) Great work Jessy!!


    3 years ago

    Very cute! Great for summer parties!


    3 years ago on Introduction

    If you freeze them, but don't get them out of the freezer until the drinks are served, that would both avoid the mushiness and chill your drinks!