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!

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Summer Home Decor

SUMMER HOME DECOR

I am all about bright and cheerful in the home during the spring and summer months!  I love these fabulous rainbow bright finds from Pillar Box Blue. Put away the blues and greys of winter and bring out some fantastic color in your home with this fabulous roundup of 12 beautiful rainbow themed crafts and home decor ideas!

Claire from Pillar Box Blue rounded these up and shared them on her blog. Check them out below.

First, I wanted to show off a fun and whimsical option for a summer table centerpiece.  I am now offering a mix of sizes and lots of different custom rainbow bright prints for creating your own table centerpiece made from pinwheels. . . and they will never wilt!  What a fun and unique idea for your home.  Or simply add them to a party table as part of your party display!

Visit my shop, PINWHEEL PRETTIES for your pinwheel table centerpiece display!

Pinwheel Table Centerpiece

See the summery bright rainbow home decor roundup here:

12 Rainbow Home Decor Ideas at Pillar Box Blue

Thanks for stopping by Party Fetti today!

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Nursery Design – Airplanes For A Baby Boy

BABY BOY NURSERY IDEAS 

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I am loving this airplane themed nursery!  So perfect for a baby boy and what a great theme for a boy to grow into as a toddler.  No need to change out the art and furniture for several years, with the exception of the crib as this little boy grows.

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I’ve seen so many amazing designs for nurseries, but they all seem to fail to consider that their baby is going to grow up in that room and will need more mature art and room decor eventually.  This stunning airplane theme will remain stylish until this little boy is into something of his own, like baseball, soccer, books, art or whatever he may love and want to be surrounded by in his own space.  If you like the airplane theme- I have been making these AIRPLANE MOBILES for new moms over in my home decor shop-

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Or maybe a large wood MONOGRAM in vintage style maps (or any pattern design you want) would be a great addition to a boy’s bedroom!

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I also offer so many cheerful PRINTS for nurseries and kid’s rooms, and not just for little boys-

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I also offer a large selection of all different styles of BUNTING in bright colors of cardstock or soft pastels and fabric that would be a great addition to a nursery wall or any child’s bedroom at any age, available over in my other Etsy shop –

THE PARTY FETTI SHOP

31269_1401478777_lgSo if you are a new mom, decorating your nursery – visit any of my shops for lots of decor for your little one on the way or if you are updating an older child’s bedroom, I can help!

Thanks for stopping by today.

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