DIY sliced watermelon coasters

DIY sliced watermelon coasters - Kittenhood

Watermelon is everyone’s summer obsession, and I’m no exception. There’s no other fruit that could compare in refreshment and cuteness, so last year I’ve made these watermelon shoes, while this year it’s time for watermelon coasters. They look absolutely lovely, and there’s no better way to serve watermelon based drinks, you have to admit! Moreover, you can make them in no time (if you don’t consider drying time, that is).

How to make watermelon coasters - Kittenhood

What you need:

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How to:

Start by drawing a circle that’s 2-3 cm smaller than the trivet. You will use this as a stencil to outline the watermelon peel. Paint the green part and let it dry completely. Remove the paper stencil and paint the red core of the watermelon. When that one is dry, use black paint to make the seeds, and let dry. Using a ruler and a cutter, cut the watermelon trivet into four equal slices, which will be your coasters.

Optionally, sandpaper the sides for a smooth finish. Enjoy your refreshments!

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10 thoughts on “DIY sliced watermelon coasters

  1. i would probably put a coat of modge podge sealer on to keep the paper on top from getting wet from the condensation on the glasses.

  2. I’m going to make these ! ! QUESTION – do you use a particular type of paint, or just the regular craft acrylic? I was thinking that the paint may peel off with moisture if it is the regular acrylic craft paint?

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