I love, love, LOVE that watermelons are trendy right now because they’ve always been one of my favorite summertime motifs! When I recently found a wooden basket while I was out thrift shopping, the shape made me think of a watermelon, so I snagged it for a mere $2, brought it home, and gave it a fruity makeover. You could do this with nearly any basket, especially ones that have any kind of rounded shape!
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For this project you will need:
- Wooden basket
- Paint – pink, green, and black
I realized after I started painting my basket that I forgot to take a before picture. Oops! But you can imagine what it looked like – same shape, no color. Interesting, but still a little bit blah.
So I painted the inside and ends pink, and the outside green – along with a little rim around the edge of the each end. This made it it was much more melon-y!
You could do the same thing with lots of different shapes and sizes of baskets. For instance, I have another basket that would also look cute with a watermelon paint job; if I were to paint this second basket in the same motif, I would paint the outside and handle of the basket green and the interior pink. The placement of the colors really depends on the basket, and is entirely up to you.
Once you’ve painted the green and pink, use black paint to add seeds. Optionally you can also add a white line between the pink and green at the ends, but I decided not to.
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