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!
- 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.
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.)
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?
Happy crafting & watermelon eating!