This Quick Watermelon Summer Stand is a simple and fun DIY to try at home! If you’re like me and love decorating for the seasons, you could use this stand as a shelf or table centerpiece for the Summer. I had so much fun creating this DIY and would love to see your version of it!
Let’s get to the tutorial!
Here’s what you need:
- Hot glue gun
- Red, green, and white paint
- Old container lid
- Candlestick holder
- Gold pen (optional)
- Hair drier
- 100% Alcohol
First, you’ll want to clean the candlestick holder with 100% alcohol, this helps the paint stick to it better later on. If you got a wooden candlestick holder, you can skip this step.
The next step will involve sanding down the lid of the container. This again, will make it easier for the paint to stick to the lid. After this, you can begin to paint the lid white. White paint is the base color, this will end up being our watermelon. In order to speed up the drying process, you can use a hair drier.
Once the lid is painted white, you can add a whimsical green outline. I went in and added a lime green inside the original darker green as definition.
It’s time to create your watermelon! Paint the inside red, or a dark pink, whatever you prefer. Once again, you can use a hair drier to speed up the process like I did.
Outlining the watermelon with a sharpie will create a nice solid line and help give the piece a three dimensional look. Once you’ve done that, you can start to make the seeds within the red part.
Dip into the white paint again and add a little highlight to the green outline and seeds.
Using the sandpaper, sand the candlestick down, this allows for multiple coats to stick. We’re going to try and make a Mckenzie Child’s theme design. Paint it white then dry it and we’ll move onto the next step.
Attempt to make a checkered theme with the sharpie, then outline any protruding lines with gold. Take your hot glue gun and glue the lid to the candlestick.
Here’s the finished product!
What do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
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