Paint your own watermelon picnic blanket using a drop cloth and sponge from your local hardware store. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser for this DIY Watermelon Picnic Blanket. All opinions are mine alone. #BlueLizardSummer #CollectiveBias
Welcome summer! There are so many fun DIY projects that are perfect for summer like our DIY Sun Hat, DIY Crayon Wreath, and lots of movie nights with our Popcorn and Candy Bar Cart.
DIY Watermelon Picnic Blanket
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
- Drop Cloth - size based on your needs
- Paint - Red, Green and Black
- Over sized sponge
- Disposable plate
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.
3 - Place the red and green paint on two separate plates. And apply paint to the sponge.
Pro Tip - Test the two pieces on a piece of paper before applying to the drop cloth.
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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Christina Pilat says
This is sooo adorable. I absolutely love this idea and I will definitely have to try this. I've done a similar project in the past - making a brick wall for a Harry Potter party - but I didn't know to iron the shapes afterward to set it.
Can't wait to try this!
Thank you. It is one of my favorite projects. I look forward to checking out your site too.
Meghan (Elva M Design Studio) says
This is super cute and something I may need to try as a watermelon party backdrop-- I think one is in my future!
It was easier than I thought. Cannot wait to see how yours turns out!
Nicole Elliott says
This turned out so cute and I LOVE her swimsuit!! That tutu is just darling!
Thank you. You cannot go wrong with watermelons! The suit is from Shade Critters. She is living in it this summer!