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How to Make a Fruit Charcuterie Board

Make a trendy Fruit Charcuterie Board with a rainbow of summer fruits and cute and punny fruit picks made with the Cricut Joy! 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cricut. All opinions are 100% mine.

If you’ve been following my Cricut crafting journey, then you know by now that I am obsessed with my Cricut Joy!  This machine might be small, but it can do so much!

In fact, it’s helped me keep our kitchen organized with labeled containers.  It’s made birthdays and holidays a handmade celebration with customized cards.  I’ve been able to cut vinyl quickly and without a mat for small projects.  And now, it’s helped me make a punny, but trendy fruit charcuterie board with customized fruit picks!

Fruit charcuterie boards are one of the latest charcuterie board trends to hit Pinterest.  This grazing board is the perfect excuse to take advantage of all of the colorful summer fruit that’s available right now!

If you’re planning a small end of summer get-together or just want to make a gorgeous fruit spread to snack on while you’re soaking up the sun, I’ll show you how you can easily put together an impressive fruit charcuterie board.

As an added touch, I also created punny customized fruit picks made with my Cricut Joy, citrus patterned vinyl, sticker paper, pens, and toothpicks.

How to Make a Fruit Charcuterie Board

The first thing I did was create my fruit picks.  I planned out my design in Design Space and made layered labels. Once my design was put together, I started cutting and drawing my labels.

I used a mix of citrus patterned vinyl for the background.  Then, I used sticker paper to create designs with punny phrases and fruit images on them (front and back) using a mix of fine point pens.

  • Eat, drink, and be berry!
  • Thankful, grape-ful, blessed
  • Orange you hungry?
  • Cherry-ish these moments
  • We’re quite the pear!
  • You’ve got a peach of my heart
  • Get figgy with it!
  • You look sub-lime
  • You’re one in a melon
  • Kiwi eat now?

I could have used Writable Label Vinyl to make these labels, but I wanted something with a matte finish.  The only issue I had with using the sticker paper was that the labels kind of cracked and frayed where I folded them.

Once all of the labels were drawn and cut, I started layering them on top of one another and folding a crease down the middle. You could use a scoring tool to do this.  But these labels were small and easy enough to fold as they are.

Then, I peeled the backing off of the patterned vinyl and wrapped the label around a toothpick to create my customized fruit picks. All that was left was to put my fruit charcuterie board together!

SUPPLIES

STEPS

  1. Open this design in Design Space.
  2. Power on the Cricut Joy and follow the prompts to make the labels, changing the materials and pen colors as instructed.
  3. Once all of the labels have been drawn and cut, remove any excess backing from the vinyl and sticker paper.
  4. Then, start layering the sticker paper on top of the patterned vinyl.  Fold in the middle.
  5. Peel the backing off of the patterned vinyl and lay a toothpick in the crease.  Fold the vinyl together to make the label.  Trim any excess, overhanging vinyl as needed with scissors.
  6. Once all of the fruit picks are made, slice a bunch of fruit and arrange them on a wooden charcuterie board.
  7. Finally, add the fruit picks around the board as a cute extra touch!

Fruit to Add to a Fruit Charcuterie Board

I decided to take advantage of as many fresh summer fruits as I could before the season ends.  But dried fruit can be used in placed of fruit that tends to brown once it’s cut – like apples, pears, and bananas.

Here are some of the fresh and dried fruits that you can use to create a fruit charcuterie board!

FRESH FRUIT

  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Grapes
  • Pineapple
  • Watermelon
  • Kiwi
  • Figs
  • Mango
  • Mandarin Oranges

DRIED FRUIT

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Pears
  • Apricots

Put the charcuterie board together by arranging a rainbow of colorful fruit and different textures together.  Keep grapes in small bunches or use small bowls to arrange berries.  Slice watermelon and pineapple into easy-to-grab pieces.  Or use a cookie cutter to create fun shapes! Then, add your customized fruit picks as the final touch to your beautiful fruit charcuterie board!

The only thing I added besides fruit to my board was a small bowl of honey for drizzling. But if you want to turn this into a full blown charcuterie board, you can add nuts, meats, and cheeses.

Have leftover fruit on your charcuterie board?  Freeze it to use in smoothies or store it in the fridge in zipper bags or airtight containers.  You might even want to chop up all of the leftover fruit and make a big fruit salad!

Did you make this Fruit Charcuterie Board? Share it on social media using the hashtag #livinglavidadiy. Don’t forget to tag me @lavidaholoka!

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