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).
What you need:
- cork trivet
- paint (red, green, black)
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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Everybody loves pizza, so why don’t we show our affection towards it more often? I don’t know. I decided I should take the matter into my own hands, and make something that says “I love you, pizza” without being too… cheesy. Since pizza slices are triangular and garland pieces are the same shape, I simply put two and two together: a pizza garland! It’s now hanging in the living room, just waiting for a pizza party to happen.
What you need:
Download the free template and print it on thick paper/cardboard. The file has three pizza slices, so I printed six A4 sheets of paper to make this garland. Cut each diamond shape individually, and fold at the middle to form a pizza triangle.
Next, spread a long piece of string on a table and fold each triangle over it. Put a piece of double adhesive tape on each one, making sure you also cover the string. This is important for the triangles to stay in place when you hang them. If necessary, add another piece of tape towards the pointy end of the triangle. Commence pizza party.
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