I bet you thought I’d have a patriotic craft today, right? Nope, I do not. Today is all about a summertime favorite – watermelon! Watermelon tastes like summer, don’t you think? I have an easy watermelon craft today that will decorate your home all through summer, and not just for July 4th. Topped off with sparkling glitter, this DIY, Sparkling Watermelon Centerpiece looks as refreshing as the real thing.
To make a Sparkling Watermelon Centerpiece, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 6” and 9” cones, and 3” balls (or other sizes of your choice)
- Acrylic craft paint in pink, green, black and white (if you can’t find the exact shades you’d like, purchase extras in lighter/darker shades for mixing)
- Crystal glitter
- Tools needed: Old newspapers; wooden skewers; stiff paintbrush; disposable bowls
To make a Sparkling Watermelon Centerpiece:
1. Spread newspaper over work surface. Insert a wooden skewer into the bottom of a cone or foam ball. This will be your handle while you paint.
2. Squeeze green paint into a disposable bowl, and if you like, mix in other shades to create “watermelon” green. Paint the lower portion of the cone, or the ball, green.
3. Squeeze white paint into a disposable bowl. Brush a narrow stripe along the edge of the green section, blending paint as you go, to create a light green stripe.
4. Squeeze pink paint into a disposable bowl, and if you like, mix in another shade or even a dash of red to create “watermelon” pink. Paint the remaining portion of the cone or ball pink.
5. Squeeze a small amount of black paint into a disposable bowl, and add a dab of white. Blend the two colors, and draw thin lines onto the watermelon for seeds.
6. While the paint is still wet, sprinkle liberally with glitter.
Don’t they look like summer?
How do you eat your watermelon – with or without salt? I prefer “without”.
I wish you a wonderful holiday weekend with family and friends. Stay safe!