The Happy Scraps: A Sweet Bite of {Watermelon}

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5.02.2012

A Sweet Bite of {Watermelon}

Please tell me I'm not the only one that buys things and has them sit around for a year before I finally get to them, I know I can't be the only one who does this.  I bought this watermelon from The Wood Connection last year, and I finally finished it yesterday.  It seems like lately when I sit down to create it takes me longer than it used to.  It's that or I just don't have the time to create like I want to anymore. :)  I'm just glad to get the time to create when I do!
I was excited to get started on this watermelon.  I started by painting the rind edges green, and then painting the inside red along with the beadboard.  I used this fun striped paper for the rind on the front. 

I used some black polka dot paper to put on my seeds.  Then I glued the beadboard, seeds and rind all together.  

I knew I wanted to tie some ribbon around this somewhere, and when I went to get ribbon out, this giant ric rac was calling my name!  I also added the smaller black ric rac as well.  I love the fun look the ric rac gives the watermelon to finish it off.

I love how this turned out and I'm excited to have it up in my house!  My little boys are loving it too. :)

Have you started decorating for summer yet, or are you still enjoying spring?  I'm still enjoying spring, and I haven't taken my spring stuff down yet, but I'm sure glad to have started on the summer decor already. :)

Linking to:
Someday Crafts, Seven Thirty Three, Sew Much Ado, Lil' Luna, Oopsey Daisy, Ginger Snap Crafts, Mommy by day Crafter by night, Newlyweds on a Budget, Not JUST A Housewife, Somewhat Simple, Pincushion Creations, House of Hepworths, Sassy Sites, Grits & Giggles, Flamingo Toes, Positively Spendid, I ♥ Nap Time , Be Different...Act Normal

This wood design is copyright of The Wood Connection. I purchased this item unfinished. If you live in Utah and would like to purchase your own, head to The Wood Connection! They have very reasonable prices.

14 comments:

  1. soooo cute. I LOVE the big ric rac too. Adorable. I like the polka dot paper that you used for the seeds. The whole project is adorable and I'm glad you got some creating time in. Yay!!!!

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  2. I love it! It makes me want to go cut me one out and paint it:) (i just might!) I love the ric rac it pulls the whole piece together:)
    Mary

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  3. This is really, really cute!!! It was so nice meeting you at the Queen Bee Market! I am sorry I was sidetracked and didn't have more time to chat! It would have been fun, especially since we both know Debbie! xoxo

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  4. This is so sweet! I just love it! Watermelon is one of my favorites!! You are definetly not alone in having something sitting around for a while haha! I would just love to have you share this at my link party going on...and maybe even become a new follower...Following you via GFC

    http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/05/homemade-by-you-10.html

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  5. This is absolutely ADORABLE!! Watermelon are one of my favorite decorations...SO cute!!

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  6. Oh and where in the world did you get such a cute watermelon from?

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  7. This is so cute! I am visiting you via the linky party at Somewhat Simple. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

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  8. This is so cute! I am visiting you via the linky party at Somewhat Simple. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

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  9. I love this, especially the giant ric rac! I would love for you to link this up to "I Made This" at Grits & Giggles! http://www.gritsandgiggles.blogspot.com/2012/05/i-made-this-3.html

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  10. So stinkin cute!! LOVE!

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  11. My sisters were just saying that they have no summer decorations. Both of their birthdays are this month - I know what I am going to make them! SO cute!!

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