Every time a new season begins I always think to myself, “Oh, THIS is my favorite time of year!” I love fall for all things pumpkin. I walk the aisles of Trader Joes and just drool over all the pumpkin stuff they have on the shelves. I love winter because of the cool (in Florida) weather and being with family during the Christmas season. Then spring comes around and I love when the wild flowers start to bloom on the side of the road and the sun starts to shine through my bedroom window a little earlier every morning.
But summer-- Oh. My. Gosh. The bright colors, tank tops, grilling out, the smell of sunscreen, and watermelon… lots and lots of watermelon! Every Sunday last summer we would stop at a local road side stand and buy a $4 watermelon on the way to the lake. We’d eat some when we got there, pack the rest in the cooler, and take it home to snack on during the week until we started the cycle all over again the next Sunday.
I thought it would be fun to show you a craft I did recently in case you love watermelons as much as I do! I’ve been using mine to put my lip gloss and sunscreen in. I just toss it in my beach bag and go on my happy little way!
What you'll need:
Canvas pouch with zipper
Sewing machine or fabric glue
I spotted a bag similar to this on Pinterest and after reading this blog post by Oleander and Palm. She said she took a rectangular pouch and sewed it to be a half circle shape so she didn’t have to make a bag and add a zipper. Needless to say, she’s a GENIUS! She painted hers like citrus slices, but I thought a watermelon would be adorable too. I found a bag at my local craft store that already had a wrist strap on it so that’s the one I went with. You’ll want to turn it inside out and either find something round in your house that you can trace on the bag or draw it yourself to get the desired shape.
Then sew or use fabric glue along the line you drew and cut off the corners. Turn it back to right side out and press it with an iron so the edges are nice and crisp before you begin painting. The next step is to draw your lines where you are going to paint. I used a small brush to carefully paint along the edges then I filled it in with a little bit bigger brush. Once you have the watermelon painted, you can add the tiny black seeds as your last step. I used a teeny tiny paint brush and glossy black paint for this step but I think you could even use a toothpick if you wanted to. Can't hurt to add a cutesy keychain to spruce it up even farther! I am in love with how it turned out!
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