Watermelon Utensil Holder Tutorial

WATERMELON UTENSIL HOLDER TUTORIAL

Easy DIY Tutorial Craft Project

  Today I am sharing a tutorial for a diy painted watermelon utensil holder made from a glass mason jar.  I love creative ideas for displaying my utensils and cutlery at a summer barbecue or party.  This easy to make watermelon utensil holder is perfect for a summer get together or if you are planning a watermelon themed party!  Be sure to check out all my previous posts here on the blog for  – WATERMELON PARTIES!

Feel free to stop by and browse my Etsy shop for all your summertime party decorations too – The Party Fetti Shop

Let’s get started with making these fun utensil holders.  Gather your supplies.  I’ve made it easy for you to order online- simply click on the supplies below.

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

Mason jar
Red paint (use multi-surface or glass paint)
Black paint
Light green paint
Darker green paint
White paint
Paint brushes
Jute twine

Once you have everything you need to get started, lay down some newspaper to protect your table or work area where you will be painting.

First, wipe down your jar or jars with rubbing alcohol to remove any oils from fingerprints and any dirt.  Allow to dry for about ten minutes.

Start by painting the lower part or the bottom of the jar with your lighter green paint and allow to dry. Add a second coat when dry.

Paint the top of the jar with red paint. Paint a second coat of red when dry.

After your initial two coats in each color are dry, paint snake-like curvy lines in a vertical direction on your lower green section to create the appearance of the watermelon rind.  Don’t be concerned with how even these two colors are at the middle because you are going to paint over the meetup point of the two colors on the jar which will therefore clean it up.

Next, divide your red and green painted sections on the jar by painting a nice even and straight line with your white paint.

Add a few watermelon seeds to the top red area in a random pattern.  TIP: Rather than painting the seeds by hand, I prefer to use the bottom handle of my paint brush to make the seeds. Just dip the pointed end of your brush into the black paint and simply add a round dot.  Then, immediately, before your dot dries, flip your brush and pull the dot out to a teardrop shape with the tip of your brush.  As a result, this is much easier than trying paint on a perfect seed shape.

Finally, allow your painted jar to dry for a few hours.  Add your jute twine bow at the neck of your jar. Next, fill it up with your forks, spoons and knives.  Now you are ready to serve your guests.

These are so adorable for any summertime gathering!

Thanks for stopping by the blog.

Pinwheels & Party Ideas

PINWHEELS & PARTY IDEAS

Great News!  I just added hundreds of Ready To Ship Pinwheels to my shop! So many fun and colorful summery patterns now available.  Plus I have many more sets coming in the next week.

Pinwheels are perfect at any event, celebration or party and my solid color pinwheels coordinate to any themed birthday or baby shower perfect.

Just request your custom colors from my shop- HERE

Pinwheels are perfect as a garland hanging on the wall behind the party table wall or draped across the front of the party table.

 Pinwheels were cleverly incorporated as favors but still as part of the party table background at this butterflies and pinwheels party.  How fun and easy to create!

Pinwheels are also ideal as table centerpieces – add them to vases or recycled bottles.

Pinwheels are also perfect as wedding decorations- use them as table number signs or as escort cards.  Give one to each of your guests at the reception check-in with their table number in the center of each pinwheel and then each guest can take a pinwheel home as a memorable keepsake from your wedding day.

 I offer many more pinwheel options in my wedding shop-  I DO Wedding & Bridal Designs

Pinwheels are so fun on cakes and cupcakes too as toppers!

Polka dots and pinwheels just go together perfectly!

Pinwheels and the beach go together for so much fun too.

Solid and pattern pinwheels in all sizes are available in my shop – PINWHEEL PRETTIES

Be sure to visit my other shop for all other trendy wedding and party decoration, like these confetti balloons and balloon tissue tasselsTHE PARTY FETTI SHOP

Thanks for stopping by the blog today for some wedding planning and party inspiration!

Picnic Party Ideas

4TH OF JULY AND BIRTHDAY PICNIC PARTY IDEAS

Who doesn’t love red and white checkered gingham at any outdoor birthday party or at a 4th of July celebration? It’s easy enough to add a little blue into your Independence Day party or barbecue with a picnic theme too!  This theme is so versatile for any outdoor event.  Let’s get to some great picnic styled party tables –

This creative combination of polka dots and gingham at this Teddy Bears Picnic party is so on the spot! How easy is that to pull off too- they ran a few yards of cut red gingham fabric vertically over the white tablecloth for the food table.  The added height in the back is a great idea too.  Get all your gingham party decorations at The Party Fetti Shop!

This picnic party features fun coordinating pinwheels – perfect for outdoors in the sunshine!

That tissue tassel garland swaying in the breeze are perfect for an outdoor table backdrop.

This gazebo features red white and blue hanging fans and fans are always an easy way to decorate at any picnic party or 4th of July party.  They can be hung anywhere or layered on a wall behind a food table.

Click here to see all our – 4th of July Decorations

 

Don’t forget the details for food by adding in some straws and utensils at the party.

 

 

 

Remember to keep your guests refreshed with easy access to water and beverages at any outdoor event.  This lemonade stand is so easy to set up with stacked up crates.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Now is the time to start planning your 4th of July gathering, party or barbecue- remember if ordering decor by mail- you are running out of time to get it shipped to you in time!  Stop by any of my shops below to get started with your July 4th party decorations –

I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS

THE PARTY FETTI SHOP

PINWHEEL PRETTIES

READY SET CRAFT KITS