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Papaya Flowervase

Papaya Flowervase
Contributed by- Mr. Sajeesh, Carving Trainer , Kozhikode , India
Total views : 15980    5 . 7 . 2014
 

PAPAYA FLOWER VASE
For making this we need,
» Papaya - 1 medium sized 
» Carving knife
» Vegetable flowers & parsley leaves for setting the flower vase

Flatten the bottom part of the papaya

To make a flower vase, always select a hard papaya which is neither too raw nor too ripe, and has a good shape. Flatten the bottom part of the papaya to make it stand upright. 

Cut off the top portion

Cut off the top portion. Shape the inside portion which is hollow, a bit at least where it is visible. Now we can shape the mouth of the flower vase.

make a line around the papaya with a sharp knife

Leave 2inches width on top and make a line around the papaya with a sharp knife, not too deeply. Remember that papaya is hollow inside and if cut deeply it may break off.

Remove pieces of papaya

Remove pieces of papaya along the line to form a crevasse, not too deep nor wide, around the papaya.

remove the skin on top a bit

Remove the skin and shape the top part as well. Now we will carve the portion below. First remove the skin on top a bit.

round shaped petals around the papaya

First we will start from the bottom with a design, and then gradually do the pattern work from the top to the bottom part. Make a design on the greenish portion at the bottom, just like a flower. Draw/line round shaped petals around the papaya carefully with the tip of the carving knife. Now scoop off a portion in between two petals to give a feel as if the petal is projecting out.

removing the skin

Now, removing the skin from the top slowly come down till you reach the petals and remove pieces to project out the petals all around the papaya. Now we will get a feel that the flower vase is sitting inside a green flower in full bloom. This part as well as the design can be done according to your preference.  

Draw patterns in banyan leaf shape

Now we'll start the pattern work from the top of the vase. Draw patterns in banyan leaf shape round the neck part of the flower vase with the tip of the carving knife.

leaf patterns

Cut off pieces from below the line of the pattern to give it a finish. Start the next round from the middle of two leaf patterns and continue making drawings all around. Cut off pieces from below the line just as you did before.

leaf patterns

Continue the procedure making more layers till you reach the green flower design. Make sure that the patterns are of same size and shape to get the layered perfectly carved look. 

papaya flower vase

Arrange the vase with flowers made with different vegetables and dark green parsley leaves. Sticks covered by spring onion leaves can be used as stem for Vegetable flowers.

 

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4 Comments


Najib Ssentamu , Kampala ug
January 26, 2019
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Nice carving
 
Ujjwal Rajput, Delhi
May 25, 2015
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It's so good 'excellent'out standing...
 
Harika, Kadapa
February 1, 2015
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It is very beautiful like a real flower wase..
 
radhika, Ayanikkad
September 18, 2014
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Nice, waiting for more clips