Part of me believes that watermelons were created to off-set the oppressive heat of summer. Do you agree? Watermelon is for summer. That’s why today I’m sharing this super cute DIY Summer craft with you – Painted Watermelon bags or pouches.
This is a great craft idea for the teens hanging out at your house occasionally moaning, “I’m sooooo bored” while simultaneously emptying your pantry of everything edible.
This is also an easy craft to make while you hide away in the air conditioning.
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Let’s get started on these DIY Watermelon Bags
You will need:
White tote bags or pouches. I picked up these bag in a pack of three from Michael’s on one of my many trips there. Follow me on Instagram and I’ll take you shopping with me when I go. You can find something similar on Amazon here.
Paint Brushes. Use your favorite paint brushes, you don’t have to have anything specific. I’m a nylon / taklon type girl myself.
Step one is simple. Paint white fabric paint across the middle of the bag. You want to cover about half of the bag with white. You can’t mess this step up (well, I probably could) but don’t worry too much about it.
Next, we’re going to start adding the red paint to make the top part of the watermelon. First though we need to add in some white to the red paint. Don’t dilute all of your red paint with the white, just pull a bit of each color to one side and mix it together.
Gently start blending the pink color you just created into the white half way up the bag. Keep going up on the bag, adding more red into your mix as you go.
Just swipe from one side of the bag to the other in long strokes.
Eventually you’ll reach the top with your red mix that is mostly red. Using a clean paint brush, blend any areas that aren’t blended very well starting at the bottom and going up.
You want an ombre look. If you’re nervous to try it, start on a sheet of paper to practice before moving to your fabric bag.
Next you’re going to paint the bottom green, mixing it into the bottom of the white color that you put on in the very first step.
Finally use a small paint brush to make watermelon seeds. I also followed up with a tiny white accent on each watermelon seed. This is up to you.
Let this side dry and then flip over and repeat on the other side. Or you could leave the other side blank and personalize it using HTV vinyl.
You’ll love how cute this bag turns out.
If you love watermelon crafts, don’t forget to check out the sponge painted watermelon t-shirts. We did this craft a long time ago but my youngest daughter still wears her older sister’s shirt that she made.
I hope you’re having a sweet summer full of fun crafts and activities.