It is Summer time and that means it is also the perfect time to enjoy watermelon and all things watermelon! I have been needing a utensil holder for my kitchen and haven’t come across one that I liked, so I decided to try to make one of my own. Since it is Summer time, I decided on this DIY watermelon utensil holder!! It came out super cute and really is a nice, cute kitchen accessory perfect for the warm weather. This cute fruit piece isn’t just for Summer though, it can be enjoyed all year around 😉 . You can follow the very easy steps below to make one of your own, I hope you enjoy!
DIY Watermelon Utensil Holder:
- Quaker Oats Oatmeal Tube- That has been emptied out, or when done using. (However, depending on size wanted different items can be used.)
- Assorted Paint Colors & Paintbrushes- I recommend these paintbrushes, the assorted paintbrushes help with different details. Colors used are: Green, Light Green, Pink, Red, Black, and White.
- Scissors & Tape
- Optional: Mod Podge
To start, make sure that the tube is all cleaned out of oats or whatever was in it before. I didn’t want the full height of the oatmeal tube, so I used scissors to cut it down about 2-3 inches from the top. If you weren’t able to do this without having jagged or uneven edges then simply use sandpaper to even it out and/or your scissors.
Next step is to paint the entire tube with white paint. Inside and outside, I had to do about 2-3 layers of paint outside and 2 inside to cover the markings on the tube from before. Let each layer dry mostly before doing the next and make sure it is completely dry before moving on to the next step.
Once everything is dry, start the first layer of the watermelon which is the green. To do this, take your tape and mark the area at the bottom of the tube where the green will go,I also lightly marked with a pencil where all the layers would go, helpful visual for when applying the tape. Like so…
Continue to paint all the other layers, adding a thinner layer of light green next, then about the same layer of pink and finally a nice thick layer of the red. Let fully dry. You don’t have to have these exact colors as mine, but I did love how this combo came out!
Once all layers are dry, make sure none of them need adjusting or another layer of paint before moving on to the next step. Try to get them as straight as you can.
Then, you can begin adding in some black seeds to the red area of your watermelon. I suggest using your thinest paintbrush that you have to do this. Place as many or as few as you’d like, I made quick raindrop like marks for my seeds. Again let fully dry before moving on to next step, which is to optionally apply a nice layer of Mod Podge to the whole holder. This gives it a clear and glossy protective layer, which is especially helpful for the paint since it being a utensil holder.
And then you have an adorably cute kitchen utensil holder that is just perfect for Summer or any watermelon lovers!
Hope you are inspired to make one of your own. I really enjoy mine and hope you do too as well. We should be able to accessorize our kitchen for the Summer and I feel like this is a great start. Don’t forget to get out there and explore and try new things this Summer. What is your favorite Summer time activity? I love anything involving the beach and fun in the sun!
Be Happy & Creative!