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You Will Need
- Turntable (optional)
- Vegetable peeler (optional)
Cut the bottom
Place the watermelon on a towel to catch the juice. Cut off a small amount of the bottom of the watermelon to make a flat surface for it to stand up tall.
Carve the skin
Carve off the rind in large pieces and smooth the sides of the watermelon. Set the rind aside.
Cut a circle on top
Cut a circle with a 2-inch diameter in the top of the melon. This circle will form the inside petals of your rose. Cut around the circumference of the circle so that the circle stands out from the rest of the watermelon.
Carve half-circles in the outer edge of the 2-inch circle all the way around to form an entire circle of petals. Cut 2 more circles of petals to form the inside of the rose.
Cut the outer pedals
Cut the outer petals at a 45-degree angle. Start from the outer edge of your original 2-inch circle and work around to form an outer ring of petals. Continue cutting 2 or 3 more layers to finish the first flower.
Form the leaves
Cut the rind into leaf shapes. Form a circle of leaves on a plate and proudly display your work of art in the middle of the leaves.