Ant Watermelon Holder
CAREFUL OF THE SIZE !!!
I bought this because it was just such a cute idea, but I misunderstood (??) the size of the thing. Based on Oriental Trading's 7" x 9" measurement, I thought the entire thing was sized for one of those "personal" watermelons, one that's 8" or so in length/diameter. When I received it, I realized that what Oriental Trading had measured was only the metal frame with legs (that holds the watermelon), not the whole thing. Anyway, what the deal is is this thing holds only a HUGE watermelon! Also, the frame that holds the watermelon is CIRCULAR, NOT OVAL, which surprised me. The hole for the watermelon is 11" in diameter, so that tells you how big of a watermelon you should buy. Am I sorry I bought it? Kind of... It seems like a pain to return it, so I'll keep it, possibly pass it on to somebody else. So, what I thought was going to be an adorable item for a picnic tabletop turned out to be kind of a clunker, but maybe it will all work out. Be sure and TAKE THE THING WITH YOU TO THE STORE to pick your watermelon, or I guarantee you'll be mad when you get home. Very cute item, but sort of misleading specs. Waahhh...
August 22, 2013
Bought it for our BBQ in Sept. Can't wait to use it !
July 9, 2012
This was a big hit at our Mother/Daughter Picnic, especially with the other ants on the table. It made a fun way to have a watermelon bowl!
May 5, 2012
worst buy ever!
bought for my housewarming and loved the idea of it untill I put my 2 lb. watermelon in it and it broke right away. never even got to stick the head and tail in. The description of "sturdy black metal" doesn't even come close.
So sad because I really loved the idea for my backyard bbq!
June 13, 2011
Cutest thing on the table!
The ant holder worked like a charm. I bought a seedless watermelon for the body, shoved the head and 'butt' ends in and it looked even cuter than the picture. The frame had no trouble supporting the weight of the watermelon. A good buy.
July 12, 2010
Was the talk of our 4th of July picnic. It was very cute.
July 7, 2010
Smaller then what I thought it would be, but it will work. You cannot use a large watermelon, it has to be a semi-small round melon, but to the kids they all thought it was funny, and that why I bought this holder. Price wise it was good a buy. If you buy this it doesnt include instructions, you stick the head in one end of the melon and the "tale" on the other.
June 29, 2010
too much fun
we are going greek for the fourth and I have a recipe for a watermelon feta salad. this will add the whimsicle touch that the table needs
June 13, 2010
This is a very cute idea for the price..... We are going to use these ants on the tables for a wedding shower cookout. I am very happy & pleased with this purchase...
May 25, 2010