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Welcome summer! Between beach days, picnics in the park and summer concert series I realized we do not have a blanket that worked for all of us to sit on for the summer. At the last summer concert B brought one of my wraps as a blanket. That was a great reminder that it was time to find one. When I did not see one I loved I thought it would be a fun project to make. For me nothing says summer like watermelons! I was originally going to create a blanket with one large watermelon that turned into a DIY fail. I was so lucky to find Elizabeth from Within the Grove tutorial as inspiration. Check her out I love her style and creativity.
Supplies Needed for DIY Watermelon Picnic Blanket
Paint – Red, Green and Black
Over sized sponge
How to Make DIY Watermelon Picnic Blanket
1 – Iron the drop cloth. I tried to skip this step and instead ran the drop cloth on the steam cycle twice. It did not work.
2 – Trace two pieces for the watermelon and the rind. Cut out the two pieces.
4 – Place cardboard under the drop cloth and place the sponge onto the drop cloth.
5 – Once the watermelon pieces dry add in the watermelon seeds with the place paint.
6 – Flip the drop cloth over and place a piece of fabric on top of the drop cloth. Iron over each painted watermelon for 10-15 seconds to seal in the paint.
Now it is time to plan a picnic.
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