I miss watermelons very much, as well as summer and all its perks. So I quenched my thirst with a garland for now, while patiently waiting for sunnier days. What you can do with this garland idea: have a watermelon-themed party! Have a regular party! Hang it over your desk! Hang it over the door! Generally just hang it somewhere and enjoy. Let’s do this.
What you need:
- styrofoam balls
- acrylic paint in red and green (optional: black)
- paint brushes
- (optional) black thin point pen
- plastic hooks
Start by cutting your styrofoam balls like you would real watermelons. Cut them in half or cut out a chunky slice of each ball. If the slices are not too thin, you can easily use them in your garland. Then paint the interior of the watermelon red and let dry.
When the red paint is dry, you can start painting the peel of the watermelons green. Finish by adding the seeds, either with black paint and a thin paintbrush or directly with a thin point pen.
Finally, stick a plastic hook at the top of each ball and hang all of them on a string. Since the garland is very lightweight, you can tape it to objects.
Alternative: if you can’t find plastic hooks, you can easily thread a needle and pass it through each ball in order to hang.