Watermelon-themed crafts are one of my very favorite things to make for summer! To me, there is just something so quintessentially summery about the bright, fun watermelon colors. Today, I’m sharing how I turned a simple wood bowl from Target into an adorable watermelon bowl with some great Delta paints, which are now available in the craft aisle at your favorite Target store. (Being able to make a Target run AND pick up the items I need for my latest craft project? Sign me up!) Continue reading for the super simple step-by-step tutorial for how to make this watermelon painted wood bowl to enjoy all summer long.
This post is sponsored by Plaid. All opinions are 100% my own.
Watermelon Painted Wood Bowl Supplies
- Wood Bowl (Mine came from the kitchen section at Target)
- Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint® (Jubilee Green, White, Bright Red and Black) – All available in the craft section at Target stores or on Target.com!
- Paint Brushes (Large, Small and Fine-Point)
- Painter’s Tape
Apply a piece of the painter’s tape around the bowl, placing the piece so that the bottom edge of the tape is about 1/4 of the way from the bottom of the bowl. Use the large brush to apply green paint below the bottom edge of the tape. Apply 2-3 coats for even coverage, allowing the paint to dry between coats.
When the green paint has dried completely, remove the painter’s tape, and then apply another piece of tape about 1/4″ above the top edge of the green painted section. Using the small brush, carefully apply 2-3 coats of the white paint within the taped section above the green paint, allowing the paint to dry between coats. Allow the paint to dry completely before removing the tape.
Apply a line of tape about 1/8″ down from the top rim of the bowl. Use the large brush to apply 2-3 coats of the the red paint to this taped section. When the paint is completely dry, remove the tape.
Use the fine-point brush to add some black watermelon seeds, accenting each seed with a tiny curve of white paint, if desired.
Mix equal parts white and green paint, and use the fine-point brush to apply this paint within the green painted section to give the effect of a real watermelon rind. So cute!
This watermelon painted wood bowl is absolutely perfect for displaying throughout the summer months. Filled with some pretty flowers, this would make such a fun centerpiece for a summer party.
You could even fill it with some watermelon-themed gifts (notecards, candy, and more) to give as a cute gift to someone special!
One thing I love about the Delta Ceramcoat paint is how creamy and thick the formula is! It covers beautifully on wood, terracotta, plaster, and paper mache. It is so great for decorative painting projects like this one. There are 22 great colors available in Target stores and at Target.com to make picking up any color you need as easy as can be. If you haven’t explored the crafting section at Target lately, you are missing out! In addition to these great paints, Target carries so many great crafting surfaces to use them on: wood letters and shapes, paper mache items, and more!
In addition to the Ceramcoat paint I’ve used for this watermelon painted wood bowl, which dry to a beautiful matte finish, there are also six fun Flash Metallic colors to choose from, as well! These dry to a gorgeous glossy, reflective finish.
For even more great ideas for using the Delta Ceramcoat paints, be sure to check out these other fun projects from my fellow Plaid Creators!
And don’t forget to follow Plaid on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for plenty of other creative ideas to keep you crafting all summer long!
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.