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.
[easyazon_link identifier=”B00CNHCDR6″ locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]Mason jar[/easyazon_link]
[amazon_textlink asin=’B0018N6IPY’ text=’Red paint’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’ymazonffiliac-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’da0446d6-8421-11e7-83f9-a528f843cdde’] (use multi-surface or glass paint)
[easyazon_link identifier=”B0018NBUPC” locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]Black paint[/easyazon_link]
[easyazon_link identifier=”B001145964″ locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]Light green paint[/easyazon_link]
[amazon_textlink asin=’B000XZXPT0′ text=’Darker green paint’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’ymazonffiliac-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’275362d9-8422-11e7-8119-d7f0964284b9′]
[easyazon_link identifier=”B000XZVP24″ locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]White paint[/easyazon_link]
[easyazon_link identifier=”B017M01UFE” locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]Paint brushes[/easyazon_link]
[easyazon_link identifier=”B00WHXQIJA” locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]Jute twine[/easyazon_link]
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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