A sweet and colorful summertime Watermelon Wreath

It’s August 1, summer is in full swing, and nothing says “summer” like a sweet & colorful Watermelon Wreath. Patty Schaffer used a favorite and super-easy technique to make her Watermelon Wreath – inserting fabric squares into the wreath of STYROFOAM Brand Foam. Rally the kids and they can help make this summertime wreath. Get started now so you can celebrate National Watermelon Day on Sunday!

Sweet, sweet summertime! I love this Watermelon Wreath by Patty Schaffer over on CraftsnCoffee.com.

It looks like sweet summertime, and designer Patty Schaffer made the perfect wreath to celebrate!

A sweet summertime wreath! On my "must-make" summer craft list! CraftsnCoffee.comTo make a Watermelon Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath, beveled front
  • Fabric: ½ yd. green; ¼ yd. each of red, hot pink and light pink; black fat quarter
  • Tools needed: Scissors; ruler; bamboo skewer

To make a Watermelon Wreath:

1. Cut red, hot pink, light pink and black fabrics into 2” squares. Cut half of the green fabric into 3” squares and the remaining green fabric into 2” squares.

Detail of a sweet, watermelon wreath made with fabric squares and a wreath of Styrofoam brand foam. CraftsnCoffee.com

Frame the outside edge of the wreath with the larger, 3″ squares of green fabric.

2. You’ll start by inserting the 3″ green squares around the outside edge of the wreath. By framing the wreath with the larger 3″ squares, you’ll be able to see the green when you look at the wreath straight on. To tuck the fabric into the wreath:

  • Place a fabric square on the wreath
  • Center the bamboo skewer over the fabric square
  • Push the skewer into the wreath of STYROFOAM Brand Foam
  • And you’re done!

(Hint: Patty cut her bamboo skewer in half, and then wrapped making tape around the cut edge, creating a handle. She found this was easier to grip when pushing the fabric into the foam.)

This is the perfect summertime wreath! Get the tutorial to make this Watermelon Wreath over on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Work in this order: Green on the outside, to red, hot pink and then light pink around the inside edge.

3. Continue adding fabric squares in this order, working from the outer edge of the wreath to the inside edge:

  • 3” green squares
  • 2” green squares
  • Red squares
  • Hot pink squares
  • Light pink squares

4. Randomly insert black fabric squares, scattering “seeds” around the wreath.

I just love this wreath! And Patty shared that she loves watermelon – it’s her favorite fruit. Watermelon is definitely on my grocery list this week, and we will be sure to celebrate National Watermelon Day on Sunday. How about you?

A sweet, colorful and easy summertime Watermelon Wreath made with fabric and a wreath of Styrofoam brand foam. Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com

National Watermelon Day is Sunday, August 3. How will you celebrate the day?

Happy crafting & watermelon eating!


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10 Responses to A sweet and colorful summertime Watermelon Wreath

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  2. Debbie motley says:

    Beautiful, I’ve been looking for one made with plastic tablecloths. I saw one on Pinterest but no instructions. I think I will try and make this one. Absolutely love it. Thanks for sharing.

    • Sharon says:

      Hooray! So glad you found us, Debbie. Please be sure to share a photo of your wreath, I’d love to see it. Happy crafting. Sharon

  3. CraftyB says:

    Wow, what a refreshing late summer wreath! Nothing like the colors of watermelon to make you think of yummy summer potluck picnics!

  4. Paula Collins says:

    I love this wreath! Just looking at it makes me smile.

  5. Thanks! Now you have me craving watermelon! LOL This is so pretty!

    • Sharon says:

      Hi Barb, Oh my gosh, I’ve had watermelon every day this week since writing up the post for the
      Watermelon Wreath! Ah, the power of suggestion! Sharon

      • danielle says:

        Does this wreath fall apart easily since not hot glued?

      • Sharon says:

        Thanks so much for stopping in, Dani. The STYROFOAM Brand Foam has an excellent grip, and you’ll find that the wreath holds on tight to the fabric squares tight. The glue is optional. Of course, if you want, you can add a dab of glue to each fabric square, but I think you’ll find this unnecessary. Be sure to share a photo and let us know how your Watermelon Wreath turns out! Happy crafting, Sharon

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