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!

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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
(use multi-surface or glass paint)
Black paint
Light 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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HALLOWEEN DIY CREEPY EYE FLOWERS

DIY HALLOWEEN TABLE CENTERPIECE

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I have been crazy busy getting all the online shops ready for Halloween.  This year I will also be hosting a Halloween costume party and have been working on a few DIY spooky decorations.  Today I am sharing this super easy Halloween table centerpiece made with purchased paper or silk roses and fake eyeballs.  See below for the How to for putting these together to get your home ready for this Halloween.

SUPPLIES:

  • Silk or Paper Roses (a dark color is best in purple or black)
  • Other fall florals or tall grasses for your arrangement (dried in greens, browns, and black are best)
  • Fake Eyeballs
  •  Floral styrofoam, glass beads, moss, or other filler for your vase
  • Glue or Hot Glue Gun (a quick drying adhesive glue is best or hot glue and glue gun)
  • Black Glitter Glue (Stickles is my preferred brand)

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.) Gather your supplies. Start by pulling out all the center petals of your fake roses, careful not to remove any of the outer petals.  Spread your petals open and away from the center. Once you have a cleared open area in the center of your roses, work on one rose at a time and add your adhesive or glue to the bottom center of the cleared area of the rose.

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2.) Carefully place your eyeball in the center of the rose, positioning the pupils of the eye where you want them.  They look best with the pupils facing or looking downward, rather than straight up and perfectly centered.  Place in a vase and allow your glue to set for a few minutes and move on to making your next creepy eyeball flower.

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3.) Once all your eyeballs are set and dried in the roses, you can start adding the black glitter glue.  Start from the center of the rose and work outward, adding a generous line to the top of each petal where it bends.  Apply the black glitter glue all the way around each rose, careful not to touch any of the wet areas.  The wet glitter glue will look somewhat goopy at this point, before it dries.

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Set each rose aside in a vase, separate each one so they are not touching.  It is best to let them dry overnight or at least for a few hours.

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4.) After your creepy eyeball flowers have completely dried, select your vase for displaying and use floral foam in the bottom to add in your other floral elements behind your roses.  For a Halloween table centerpiece, the taller dried bamboo and other dry grass type florals look best with the creepy roses.   If using a clear vase, use some black moss or other glass beads or black sand for filler and to hide your floral foam and bottom of your stems.

All done! Now find the perfect place to display your spooky Halloween table centerpiece.

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Be sure to stop by any of my online shops in the next few weeks as I am adding many new Halloween favors, Halloween party decorations, and Halloween and fall home decor to the shops.  Come see for yourself by clicking any of the links below- PicMonkey Collage

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READY SET CRAFT KITS

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Baby Shower Favors & Easy DIY Project

DIY BABY SHOWER GIFT & TABLE CENTERPIECE – DIAPER BABIES

Need a baby shower table centerpiece that does double duty as a gift for the mom-to-be and that is practical, economical, and adorable?

Diaper Babies are an easy go to craft project for your baby shower!

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Check out all the different styles and colors for inspiration to make your adorable and easy little Diaper Babies.

8c802fdc14912621f321411587a65a17 Start by picking up a pretty tin or plastic bucket, basket, or even a baby bather would be ideal.

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Then, head over to the baby section of your local retail store and pick up an assortment of baby lotions, baby wipes, and other newborn necessities for your mom-to-be.  Put all your store bought accessories together in your container and cradle in a few handmade “diaper babies” for a fun and practical gift!

The kicker is, this gift also looks perfect as a table centerpiece at the baby shower!

Here’s What You’ll Need for Each Baby:

  • Disposable Diaper
  • Baby Washcloth
  • Baby Sock
  • Permanent Marker or googly eyes
  • Tape
  • Baby Headband or Pacifier Clip (optional)

Easy Step-by-Step Directions:

  1. Roll the diaper into a cylinder. Top with a baby sock to hold closed.
  2. Fold a baby washcloth in half, then wrap around the diaper. Use a piece of tape to secure in place.
  3. Wrap the “baby” with a baby headband or decorate with a pacifier clip (optional).
  4. Use a permanent marker to draw a little face on the diaper.
  5. Create a gift basket with the remaining diapers from the package and other baby items, such as lotion, powder, diaper ointment, baby wash, etc.

Remember if you just don’t have the time to make your own baby shower favors or shower decorations- come visit us at

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