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Wooden Watermelon Coasters

What better way to celebrate the fruit-astic fun than with an easy DIY project?

Here is an affordable and creative way to add bold colors to your table with a set of Wooden Watermelon Coasters!

Gather your supplies and protect your work area if needed.

Begin by using your pencil to create the outline for your watermelon. Since the wooden coasters are not perfectly round, it is easier to free-hand the lines rather than trace something circular, such as the rim of a glass.

You should have two thin layers drawn towards the outer edge of the coaster. Watermelons come in many different shapes and sizes so don't worry about the lines being perfect. This is just to give you an idea as to where you will be painting the skin (green) and flesh of the melon (white). You can always straighten the lines up with paint as you go.

Use a thin paintbrush and green paint to create the skin of the watermelon. Depending on what type or quality of paint you are using, it is best to apply two coats so the wood does not show through. This should be done after the first layer has had time to dry but you should repeat this process with each color used.

Complete the same process with the white paint for the following layer.


Apply the pink or red paint to the center of the watermelon. While still wet, sprinkle on glitter, but only in the middle.

The trickiest part is painting the seeds. The easiest method to do so is to use a q-tip and a thin paintbrush. First, dab the end of the q-tip into the black paint and make dots in the center of the melon. Once dots are placed, use the thin paintbrush to drag out the paint and create a tapered look, forming a seed. Once complete, seal the paint with an acrylic spray, finish, or Mod Podge.

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Materials I used for this project:

  • Tree bark coasters   (Amazon or Target)
  • Acrylic paints: pink or red, black, green, and white   (A.C Moore)
  • Paint brushes
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  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on May 12, 2016

    Oh my GOODNESS!! I need to make these they are just too cute!

  • William
    William Burbank, IL
    on May 12, 2016

    These are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  • Jessica
    Jessica Hollywood, FL
    on May 12, 2016

    These came out beautiful! Love them!!!

  • Debra McMenamin
    Debra McMenamin Essex, MD
    on May 13, 2016

    Very creative and they definitely look like the real thing!! Love it!

  • Jacalyn
    Jacalyn Clearwater, FL
    on May 13, 2016

    Oh goodness, what fun! These would make great hostess gifts!

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