Front Porch Hanging Watermelon Decor
So happy to be back again this month sharing a little cheer for summer. I’m Bethany and I blog at Southern Couture. One of my favorite things is summer time and the warmth of the sunshine. But you can’t think of summer without including watermelon.
Now I am going to have to admit that I don’t like eating watermelon. I know it sounds crazy and you must be thinking you’re not American if you don’t eat watermelon. I think it’s a beautiful fruit, and I really do want to like it but I can’t seem to get my taste buds on the same boat here.
I do try it every summer just to see if something has changed but no luck thus far. I know some people in my family like to put salt on it as well, and I love salt but that didn’t really seem to help me either. I guess I’ll just have to keep trying.
Even though I don’t eat watermelon, I think watermelon decorations can be so cute for summer and your front porch which brings me to this amazing upcycle.
I had this sign that I found at the dollar store for Fourth of July. Normally I would just take it down and pack it away until Labor Day, but then inspiration just struck me out of nowhere.
The shape is the same as a watermelon slice so why not make my own. Then when I would normally take it down, all I have to do is just flip it around and I know have 2-for-1 decoration. It even came with the twine already to make it even easier.
So you probably don’t have this exact same sign to use, but you can use anything that is a half-moon shape. You could also buy a wooden circle from the craft store and then cut it in half.
The back of my sign was already red which would have worked perfect, but I really wanted to brighten it up a little bit with some pink craft paint.
I painted the entire sign pink and then started with the rounded side. I painted a white layer around and let it dry. Then paint lime green on top of the white leaving a little of the white showing. Once it has dried, I paint the darker green still allowing the previous colors to show.
Using a black sharpie marker, write the 25 cents on the pink. I used a white colored pencil first to draw the outline in case I messed up. You could also have the watermelon say “Welcome” and use vinyl and a cutting machine.
Using spouncers and black craft paint, I painted the black polka dots for the seeds.
Once everything was dry, I tied a red ribbon at the top onto the twine which can easily be moved around to work for either side of the sign.
If you are having cook-outs this summer and will be serving watermelon, then this decoration would be perfect to have hanging up. I can’t wait to see what other fun watermelon projects I can come up with.
I hope you enjoy the little things in life like a slice of watermelon this summer. And enjoy one for me too!
Below you will also find a few of my latest projects as well.
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Bethany is the DIY blogger behind The Southern Couture. A wife and Mom to three furbabies may keep her busy, but she loves just about anything DIY, craft, holidays, party planning, recipes, repurposing, and upcycling. She is a child of God that always tries to encourage others to always enjoy the little things in life which is where the greatest joy can sometimes be found.