When it comes to crafting in the summer, there’s something that just makes us extra excited to get creative if we chose to make things that are themed after our favourite parts of the season. Whether that’s ice cream cones, the beach, or the mere concept of sunshine and clear blue skies, we’re always a little more cheerful than usual when we’re crafting summery things on a warm, calm afternoon in July or August. Where we live, the summer fruits that we adore eating every season are at their peak of ripeness right now, meaning we’ve been downing our fair share of peaches, strawberries, and best of all… watermelons! That’s how we found ourselves looking for watermelon inspired DIY projects of all different kinds.
Just in case you’re as intrigued as we were, if not more, by the idea of making watermelon DIY projects by the bundle, here are 15 of the best ideas, designs, and tutorials we’ve come across in our search so far!
1. Watermelon mason jar glasses
Are you of the opinion that everything related to watermelons always just looks a little bit more refreshing than just about anything else, especially on a very warm day? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll get along very well indeed with this awesome watermelon mason jar drinking glass idea featured on Kara’s Party Ideas! They show you how to use all purpose paints and some green yarn or string to transform each jar into a little watermelon slice for each family member or friend you have over this summer.
2. EOS style watermelon lip gloss
Ever since we were little kids, we’ve always been big fans of flavoured and scented lip glosses. If you ask us, the bright and fruitier our lip chaps are, the better! We find, however, that even though there are plenty of kinds out there in stores, we have trouble finding watermelon scented ones, which is a shame because that’s actually our favourite. That’s why we were so pleased to stumble across this tutorial from Aira Tran that teaches you to make a lip gloss that not only smells like watermelon but also looks like a miniature slice!
3. Painted watermelon canvas runners
Do you actually love watermelons so much that you think the colour combination they naturally present might be your very favourite, to the point that you wish you could incorporate the fruit into your personal style and wear it around all day? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Bespoke Bride hand painted a pair of simple canvas runners to have adorable watermelon slice toes!
4. Water colour watermelon picnic rug
Are you quite intrigued indeed by the idea of creating practical hand painted watermelon things that you might actually use, but your sense of personal style when it comes to clothing, shoes, and accessories is actually a little subtler and more understated than the runners we showed you earlier? In that case, we have a feeling you might prefer to give something like this hand painted watermelon picnic mat featured on Brit + Co. a try instead!
5. Watermelon painted egg
Have you and your kids always been really big fans of crafting with unconventional supplies? Then we have a feeling that, no matter the time of year, hand painting eggs is something you’d really enjoy. After all, there are many places in the world where egg painting happens all year round and isn’t just for Easter! That’s why we were so enthusiastic about this lovely watermelon egg tutorial outlined step by step on By Dawn Nicole.
6. Watermelon print zipping pouch
If you’re going to go to the trouble of making a watermelon themed craft from scratch, would you prefer to create something practical that you might actually use? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Damask Love hand made and custom painted this adorable zipping pouch that’s patterned like a watermelon slice. It’s great for keeping makeup brushes or art supplies in!
7. Painted watermelon planters
Besides summery fruits and watermelon crafting, if your favourite thing about summer all the fantastic flowers and greens that bloom all around you in the warm weather? We love plants and greenery too, which is why we keep a few houseplants throughout the year; they just help us stay feeling sunny even when the weather isn’t. We also happen to think that the pots and planters are a great DIY opportunity! That’s why we were so excited to come across this fantastic watermelon terra cotta pot tutorial featured step by step on Darby Smart.
8. Embroidered abstract watermelon bag
Were you very interested indeed in the zippered watermelon pouch we showed you a little earlier on our list but you’re not really into the idea of sewing the bag yourself? Maybe it’s the hand painting idea you weren’t feeling entirely enthusiastic about. In either case, we’d suggest checking out how eHow transformed a bag they already owned in a subtly watermelon themed way instead! They used simple embroidery techniques to make the shape of the watermelon rind and seeds in green and black thread.
9. Adorable paper party garland
Have you actually been looking for super cute ways to introduce your kids to paper folding techniques in order to start teaching them more advanced crafts like origami, and they love watermelon just as much as you do? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll all get along very well indeed with this adorable construction paper watermelon garland! Dear Lizzy shows you how to fold, cut, and paste to get the right look.
10. Painted and rhinestoned watermelon wedges
Are you actually scrolling through our list right now but still finding yourself thinking about the hand painted watermelon themed shoes we showed you earlier on, only you’re wondering whether there might actually be an even more glamorous option out there for you? Then we think you’ll be very pleased indeed to see these fantastic watermelon inspired wedge heels that Homemade Banana made using all purpose paint and black rhinestones to make the seeds.
11. Watermelon mini pinatas
If you’ve never experienced the fun of miniature pinatas then we’re sorry to let you know that you’ve been missing out! It’s never too late to try something new, though, so we’d definitely encourage you to take a look at how Julep made some super fun little pinatas of their own that are, of course, shaped like watermelon slices! We love the idea of making these for parties where you don’t think people will want to hit an actual full sized pinata but where you’d still like to add a unique element of fun (and give everyone candy).
12. Mini felt watermelon necklaces
Rather than paper and origami have you actually been searching for a way to get your kids involved in crafting with a focus on simple sewing techniques, like easy hand stitching? Well, if they love watermelons as much as you do then we think perhaps we’ve found the perfect DIY tutorial for you! Take a look at how Let’s Do Something Crafty cut and stitched together the pieces to make small, soft watermelon necklaces!
13. Fabric dyed and painted tote bag
Are you still quite intrigued by all these painted fabric watermelon projects but you’re still just not quite sold on the idea of doing all that hand painting? In that case, we’d suggest taking a look at how Madame Citron created an awesome ombre effect watermelon tote by using fabric dying techniques instead! The only part you’ll have to paint on are the simple little seeds.
14. Fabric dyed watermelon circle skirt
Just in case you loved the idea of dying your fabric instead of painting it so much that you’d like more ideas, here’s a project that uses a similar technique, only this time it’s wearable! Take a look at how McKenna Bleu made this wonderfully bright watermelon slice inspired skirt that will add a summery feel to any outfit, no matter the time of year. We can’t lie; we made a set of these matching skirts for our whole friend group to take on our summer girls’ vacation and they were a huge hit.
15. Watermelon yarn pom pom
Have you been thinking this whole time about how your very favourite kind of craft is a good yarn craft, because that’s where your most refined DIY skills lie thanks to years of knitting or crochet? Then we have a feeling you’ll find this multi-coloured, layered, and shaped watermelon pom pom craft outlined step by step on Mr. Printables will be right up your alley! We also love this project because there are so many cute things you can turn the watermelon pom pom into once you’re all finished making it.
Do you know a fellow crafter or DIY enthusiast who loves watermelons and watermelons themed things just as much as we do, if not more? Share this post with them so they have all kinds of new, creative ways to combine two things they really enjoy in one place!