DIY Watermelon Terra Cotta POt
What is it about watermelons that automatically makes me think of SUMMER! Is it the bright colors or itâs sweet treat inside. Who knows, but I love watermelons. This watermelon terra-cotta pot is the perfect summer craft.
My youngest boys love watermelon. Like to the point he will beg for it in the store. Itâs one of their favorite treats.
What mom could complain about that right?!? My kid loves fruitâ¦â¦ok, watermelon LOL! Thatâs why this pot seems so perfect for our DIY home summer home decor. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience(which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you)! Read my Full disclosure HERE.
How to Make a diy watermelon terra cotta pot
terra-cotta pot (picked up at Lowes $1.99)
acrylic paint( pink, white, green and black) (picked up at Hobby Lobby $1.12 each)
foam sponge brush (hobby lobby $1.99 for a 6 pack)
1 small pointy paint brush( multi pack $4.99 Hobby Lobby- there were cheaper option, but Iâm sure I will use them in the future)
2 paper plates
Step 1 paint
Set up paint and position pot
Now, the first thing you need to do is open up your paints and place whatever color youâre using first on a paper plate.
You can add more colors as you go, donât add them all to start as they will dry out pretty quickly.
Next put your terra-cotta pot on you other paper plate and decide how You would like your watermelon positioned on the pot.
I wanted a partial watermelon, but you could easily do a fuller option if you preferred. Completely up to you.
paint pink/red or middle of watermelon
Now itâs time to start painting! I choose to start with my bright watermelon pink. Since I only wanted a partial watermelon look I did a diagonal line with the hot pink.
Once I had covered about half of the pot I simply feathered out the pink line so the other half of the pot is still unpainted and simple looking.
add green for the rhine
Then it was time to add some green! I added about an inch width strip following the diagonal line of the hot pink.
blend the pink and green edge together
To blend the pink and green together I added some white into the green and sponged it on which really added a more realistic rhine watermelon look. I then also added a little darker pink at the meet up line to the green to really accentuate the hot pink.
add black paint for watermelon seeds
What kind of watermelon would it be without seeds? Right!!!
So, time to add some black seeds. I simply added a water drop shape for each seed in black and made them all random(different sizes and directions) as a watermelon would be.
I thought about added some cute lettering like, SUMMER TIME or Fresh Watermelon, but I preferred the simplistic look so I left it.
You could easily add any wording you like though to further customize your DIY watermelon terra cotta pot.
allow to dry
Donât forget to let the pot completely dry to avoid smudges. I let mine dry overnight on the paper plate I initially painted it on.
Finished diy watermelon terra pot
Hereâs my finished DIY Watermelon Terra Cotta Pot! I love it! What a fun summer time craft.
Now, Iâm looking for the perfect plant to add to it so I can place it in my kitchen window ciel.
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