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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:

[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!

Thanks for stopping by the blog.

Countdown to 4th of July

4TH OF JULY COUNTDOWN

Today is a quick post to remind you that the 4th of July holiday is right around the corner and this weekend is the cut off if you are ordering in any decorations or favors from my Etsy shops below-

THE PARTY FETTI SHOP

PINWHEEL PRETTIES

READY SET CRAFT KITS

I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS

Good news! I just added a few new sets of patriotic pinwheels that are ready to ship too! They would look great in a vase at your Independence Day celebration, plus they are SAFE and fun for the kids too!

4th of July decorations

July 4th decorations

Fourth of July

 Pinwheels are always a wonderful alternative to dangerous sparklers and fireworks for the little ones!

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Party Decorations & 4th of July Ideas

PARTY DECORATING IDEAS FOR 4TH OF JULY AND SUMMER PARTIES

A quick reminder that 4th of July is just around the corner!  If you are planning your celebration and plan to decorate for a barbecue, party, or a public or corporate event- NOW is the time to start ordering in all your red white and blue July 4th decor!

How about some fun pinwheels and other decorations for your upcoming patriotic celebration on the Fourth of July!  Just click on any of the links below to be taken to any of my Etsy shops for some red white and blue decor for your upcoming Independence Day event!

THE PARTY FETTI SHOP

PINWHEEL PRETTIES

I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS

READY SET CRAFT KITS

Also, I have added lots of new hanging paper fans over in The Party Fetti Shop, so be sure to stop by and check them out!

Here is a sneak peek (click on any of the photos below to be taken directly to my shop listings) –

Red White & Blue or Nautical Beach Hanging Paper Fans!

Picnic or Summer Party Decorations!

Primary colors- great for a boy’s party or a Crayola or Art themed party!

Bright rainbow and neon colors – perfect for a unicorn party or a rainbow party!

Glitter fans, rosettes or pinwheels in so many color options!  Make your own mixed color scheme!

Polka Dots and chevrons in many more color options too. And these are so AFFORDABLE!  I’m selling these fans above individually, so you can buy just a few, add on to another larger set of fans from my shop –  or use them at your party anywhere. So cheerful and fun!

To see all my previous blog posts for inspiration and creating your own designs with fans, be sure to click here –  TABLE BACKDROPS & BACKGROUNDS

Thanks for stopping by today!

4th of July Decorating Ideas

4TH OF JULY DECORATING IDEAS

red white and blue

Ready Set . . . BOOM!

I know it is hard to believe that the July 4th holiday is almost here! I have been making so many red white and blue pinwheels and banners for my event planners already.  Whew! Thank goodness they know how to plan ahead!  If you are thinking of adding some red white and blue whirling fun PINWHEELS to your party from my pinwheel shop, PINWHEEL PRETTIES– keep in mind, TOMORROW (Tuesday, June 7th, 2016) is the deadline to order to receive custom made items from any of my Etsy shops in time! Yeppers! That’s how busy I am!

Although, I do also have a few sets of pinwheels ready to ship in my JULY 4TH section of my shop that can ship out as late as June 24th to add to your 4th of July event (be sure to read the full Item Details of each listing to confirm turnaround time and shipping) as my custom made to order items do have a longer production time.  I also offer many more red white and blue DECORATIONS in THE PARTY FETTI SHOP for the Fourth of July celebration that are ready to go too!

Don’t wait too long!  Visit any of my shops below to get ready for your patriotic celebration-

 THE PARTY FETTI SHOP

PINWHEEL PRETTIES

READY SET CRAFT KITS

ONCE UPON A HOME DESIGNS

I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Today’s blog update is just a reminder to help you get ready for the patriotic holiday and your celebration.  I’ll be posting some wonderful recipes soon perfect at a 4th of July barbecue and lots more ideas, inspiration and DIY crafts to help you get ready!

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