DIY sliced watermelon coasters - Kittenhood

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).

DIY sliced watermelon coasters - Kittenhood

What you need:

  • cork trivet
  • paper
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • paint (red, green, black)
  • paintbrush
  • ruler
  • cutter

How to:

DIY sliced watermelon coasters - Kittenhood DIY sliced watermelon coasters - Kittenhood DIY sliced watermelon coasters - Kittenhood DIY sliced watermelon coasters - Kittenhood DIY sliced watermelon coasters - Kittenhood DIY sliced watermelon coasters - Kittenhood

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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  • Love these…so brilliant! Thanks for sharing 😀

  • Great DIY! Loving all things watermelon at the moment and these would be the perfect accessory for some summer cocktails. Hx

    • Yes! Thank you, I couldn’t agree more!

  • I love the watermelon coasters! So fun and easy 🙂

  • How do you cut and paint so precisely? O_O This looks impossible for me! You’ve got some skillz!

  • El

    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.

  • Linda

    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?

    • I used fabric paint because I had it at hand 🙂 but I think any paint will do, and you can do a protective clear varnish on top!

      • Tami Harrold

        What size trivet did you use?

        • It mush have been around 8″/20 cm in diameter!

  • So cool me and my sister loved them

  • Lakshmi

    Simply superb. ..simple yet so elegant. ..will definitely try this. .thank you