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.

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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!!!!

  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

  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

  4. Wow!! This is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  5. 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

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

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

  8. Darling!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. So stinkin cute!! LOVE!

  13. Love it!!

  14. 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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