Fun, Summer DIY Watermelon Bowl

June 3, 2013Allison Murray

Today we’re going to make a super cute watermelon bowl…

DIY Watermelon Bowl - Dream a Little Bigger Blog

So far this year I’ve purchased 4 watermelons. Yesterday I finally split open a good one! You see two of the others were either really pink and bitter, one really red and mushy and past the prime, and in the case of one very odd watermelon, tasting like dirt. So when this one made that popping sound that happens when a perfect melon is splitting open, I became instantly happy. And for breakfast, lunch and my afternoon snack, I gorged on watermelon.

I guess it is no surprise that when I was digging in a craft supply tote looking for rope and I happend upon a bare wood bowl previously stashed away that I instantly thought of a watermelon. Truly, I had to stop myself from making other watermelon items yesterday, too. I figure, one’s enough for this week :)

DIY Watermelon Bowl - Dream a Little Bigger Blog

For this project you will need:

  • wood bowl
  • acrylic paint in two greens, red (or pink) and black
  • larger bristled brush, smaller bristled brush
  • Mod Podge matte (to seal)

DIY Watermelon Bowl - Dream a Little Bigger Blog

First paint the inside of your bowl pink or red. I tend to prefer red but either will work depending on your preference.

DIY Watermelon Bowl - Dream a Little Bigger Blog

Paint the outside your lighter green. I went more along the lines of a yellow green.

DIY Watermelon Bowl - Dream a Little Bigger Blog

Take your darker green and put a small amount onto a piece of scrap paper and dip the brush in and brush away the loose paint. Dry brush the green onto the bowl in lines like on a watermelon as wide as you prefer. The lines will all meet up in the middle of the bottom.

Don’t make all of your lines the same shape or thickness. Variety is the spice of life!

DIY Watermelon Bowl - Dream a Little Bigger Blog

Take your lighter green and again dip in paint and remove excess. Dry brush a line inside of the darker line. Some you’ll have down the middle, some to one side. Some will be fat, some skinny. Again, variety!

DIY Watermelon Bowl - Dream a Little Bigger Blog

Take your black paint and small brush and paint in your seeds. You might want to practice on a piece of scrap paper if you want your size and shape to be very similar. I just went for it!

DIY Watermelon Bowl - Dream a Little Bigger Blog

And there she is. I fully intend to search around for those little watermelon hard candies to put inside. Do you remember those things? Man they were good which probably means they don’t make them anymore, but I’ll be on the look out! Happy Monday :)

Comments (7)

  • Lauren @ The Thinking Closet

    June 4, 2013 at 6:31 AM

    This bowl is just yummy to look at. And I love that you just go for it without much practice. I'm the same way. It leads to some craft fails, but oftentimes, it leads to happy accidents! ;-) And what are these watermelon hard candies you speak of and where can I get some? (Sour-patch also makes some pretty yummy watermelon slice candies…though they're more pink than red.)

  • Elba :: Live Colorful

    June 5, 2013 at 2:56 AM

    Hi Allison!
    This is adorable! The other day I saw a similar wood bowl on Michaels. I should buy it next time and try this :) super cute

  • Allison Murray

    June 5, 2013 at 3:20 AM

    Hey, Elba, mine came from Michael's sometime last year. It may be exactly the same :)

  • Allison Murray

    June 5, 2013 at 3:24 AM

    Hiya, Lauren. I have been informed that I loves watermelon taffy and strawberry hard candies. I must have gotten my wires crossed!! Glad you like the bowl :)

  • Sarah

    June 5, 2013 at 5:49 AM

    So cute! I love it. I have a few bowls lying around that I should try this on. You could probably do other fruits too, like a lemon and paint the segments on the inside….

  • Allison Murray

    June 5, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    I love the idea of other fruits, Sarah. You could have a whole collection of citrus bowls :) Lemons, oranges, limes!!

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