For this healthy Christmas food fruit tree, I used green and purple grapes for most of the garland, cantaloupe stars and watermelon balls, and some kiwi for accents and color. I wanted to punctuated the pine tree shape, so I used Clementine orange wedges (Cuties brand). That’s about it! Pretty and healthy
1 styrofoam cone (small or medium size) from your local craft store. (I got mine from Michaels).
Cookie cutters with various shapes (I used a gingerbread-man shaped and a star shaped cutter - similar to these)
Assorted fruits - I used green grapes, strawberries, kiwis, apricots, orange slices and Melon.
- My styrofoam cone was green in color, if you only have a white one then I suppose you could drape some green paper on a white cone or attach fruits very densely so it resembles more like a tree trunk.
- Using the cookie cutters create various shapes out of the melon slices.
- Attach toothpicks to the styrofoam cone. Attach one piece each of a fruit to a toothpick. (Think free-form; as the tree starts building you will know more about which fruit combinations are looking better and how densely packed you want your tree to be).
- Continue building the tree as dense as you want!
- Use cilantro leaves as grass garnish.
- Enjoy your new edible fruit tree!!