Watermelon Slice Garland ~ a quick Summer craft

When I think of Summer, my thoughts naturally drift to the beach and BBQs, sunshine and sunscreen, lazy days and lemonade and of course, watermelon!  So when Angie and Carolina  invited me to create a quick Summer craft that takes 15 minutes or less (excluding drying time) as part of Craft Lightning Summer Edition, I knew that a little paint and some wooden triangles could be transformed into a fun watermelon slice garland that looks good enough to eat … well, almost!

easy watermelon slice garland  tutorial at shakentogetherlife.com

These mini slices of watermelon would be the perfect pop of color for a wreath or added to a Summer mantle!

Here are the simple supplies that I used:

  • Wooden triangle garland pieces (I picked mine up at Pick Your Plum – that is my affiliate link so anything you snag at Pick Your Plum helps keep shaken together up and running.)  You could easily make your own wood triangles or substitute canvas or chipboard.
  • Acrylic paint in two shades of green, pink and black
  • Foam brush
  • Twine or ribbon

First, I painted the bottom 3/4 of the triangles (towards the points) with bright pink paint. Then, I added a thin line of light green paint – it doesn’t have to be precise or perfect.  Next, I added the darker green paint along the top of the triangles to finish the “rind” and let it dry.  By the time I finished the last triangle, the first few were dry, so this project really is done in 15 minutes or less! Finally, using a toothpick, I added a dot of black paint and dragged it to a point to create black seeds!  Voila!  Watermelon slices!

watermelon slice garland :: quick Summer craft tutorial at shakentogetherlife.com

Once all of the paint was dry, I tied the slices together with twine and add little ribbon bows.  This quick Summer craft is done!

watermelon slice garland at shakentogetherlife.com

It was actually really fun to craft something simple and uncomplicated … no special tools, no crazy techniques, just good ol’ fashioned crafting!  I just might have to do a little more of this!

All week long, Angie at The Country Chic Cottage and Carolina at 30 Minute Crafts will be posting 15 minute crafts on their blogs in the morning and featuring more 15 minute crafts every afternoon!  That is a ton of inspiration for some quick crafting … why, it could be Craft Lightning!!

 I’ve rounded up a few more of the projects I’ve posted that can be finished in 15 minutes or less:

Paper Plate Baskets :: Washi Tape Bow Bunting :: Five 5-minute Cupcake Toppers


  1. This is adorable!!!!! So cute, great idea!

  2. Hey Keri, this is super cute, love watermelon ideas! so cute! That could be a lovely party Theme! Oh this is giving me so many ideas Thanks! Hope you are having a great week

    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila
    Sunday Bewitch Me & Titi {Link Party}
    Thursday Titi’s Spot for the Silly HOP

  3. Man.. I almost bought those triangles that day!

    I love it! My mouth is watering… hehe!

  4. So, so cute Keri, I love your watermelon garland :)

    xo, Tanya

  5. Oh my goodness this is the sweetest garland ever! I wanted to say thank you for reading my Kawasaki post. It truly means a lot to me! Mia is good now thank God. It’s just such a obscure disease and it can strike kids of any age… even teens. I want people to be aware so they can get help! Thanks again Keri.

  6. What a cute little watermelon garland – I love that you used pink – looks great!

  7. This is SO adorable! Perfect for any picnic or summer party! Love it!
    Morgaine @ Madcap Frenzy
    P.S. I would love if you would link up any of your awesome posts at my July Totally Tuesday Link Party: http://madcapfrenzy.blogspot.com/2013/07/july-totally-tuesday-link-party.html

  8. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    I LOVE bunting! And think your Watermelon one is super cute!
    Thanks so much for sharing,

  9. Happy Friday! My Friday Flash Blog linky party is live @ The Jenny Evolution – a flash mob of blogs where you share your favorite posts of the week. Hope to see you there — you may just get highlighted next week!


  10. Very cute and summery! Not to mention just plain cheerful. Love it!

  11. This is darling! I hope you stopped by to link this week!

  12. Stopping by today to let you know that your watermellon garland was feature in my Whimsy Wednesday roundup! Thanks for linking up! http://bit.ly/13fgbcd


  13. Love this! So simple and so cute. Coming over from Life Inspired.

  14. How super cute is this?! Love it! And, love anything from PYP! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  15. Oh, these are so cute! I even have those little wooden pieces hanging around the house to make something like this. Thanks for the idea and for sharing it at the Pinworthy Projects Party.

  16. I love this! So much so that I featured it today from last week’s party!

  17. Keri, this is absolutely adorable and the perfect garland for any summer party!! Thanks so much for sharing how you made it!

    I’d love it if you linked this up over at Living Well Spending Less for Thrifty Thursday this week! http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/category/thrifty-thursday/

  18. It was actually really fun to craft something simple and uncomplicated … no special tools, no crazy techniques, just good ol’ fashioned crafting! I just might have to do a little more of this!


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