One of my favorite things to do in summer is pick flowers and make bouquets. I sometimes find them growing wild in parking strips and random lots and really go to town. You don’t have to have a lot of land around you to make it work. You also don’t even need to have glass vases to put them in! In fact it’s far more fun to turn fruits or eggshells into vases and makes a great conversation piece at the table. So here is how to make fruit vases, give it a whirl and tell me what you think.

How to Make Fruit Vases:

How to Make Fruit Vases

Fruits I Like to Use As Vases

  • Avocado
  • Peppers
  • Oranges
  • Watermelon
  • Cantaloupe

How to Make Fruit Vases

How to Do It

Remove the tops of the fruit with a paring knife and scoop out the insides. In the case of an avocado or mellon, cut a thin slice off the bottom so it can sit upright on a flat surface.

Add water and your favorite flowers and herbs, cut to short stems.

How to Make Fruit Vases

The avocado version works well with woody herbs like rosemary and thyme and you don’t have to scoop out the avocado flesh at all but rather use it to anchor in the stems. The other fruits should be scooped out well and filled with water.

I encourage you to make the most of what you have and use whatever onion grass, beautiful leaves, and wild flowers you have growing in your midst. And be sure to send me a picture of your creations on social media @GeorgiaPellegrini using #ModernPioneering.

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Georgia Pellegrini

Growing up on her family’s farm in upstate New York, Georgia developed a passion for simple farm-to table food and a deep connection to the outdoors. Having worked in the finance world after college, she decided to leave her cubicle and reconnect with her roots. After graduating from the French Culinary Institute, she began working in Michelin restaurants in New York and France, and soon started leading her renowned Adventure Getaways: excursions around the country aimed at promoting “manual literacy” and helping participants step outside of their comfort zone and experience life more viscerally. Georgia is a firm believer in empowering people to be self-sufficient, identify personal strengths and pursue their life passions.