Dollar Store Watermelon Vase

4 Materials
20 Minutes

Turn a $1 plastic vase into a modern and colorful piece of summer decor.

dollar store watermelon vase

Start with a clear plastic vase, a sponge, scissors and paint. Most of these supplies can be found at Dollar Tree.

To get the watermelon on the vase you will use the sponge to stamp the paint.

dollar store watermelon vase

Cut the sponge into a triangle with a rounded bottom. These can be any size, try to fit a few triangles on each side of the vase. Cut the bottom rounded piece off so you have 2 piece of sponge to make the rind of the watermelon and the pink flesh.

dollar store watermelon vase

Dip the 2 pieces of sponge into pink and green paint and stamp them onto the glass vase. Repeat this process on each side of the vase and let the paint dry.

dollar store watermelon vase

Finally, go back with a fine tip paint brush and add black dots to the watermelon stamps to create seeds.

dollar store watermelon vase

Fill the vase with water, rocks or other decorative filler as well as fresh or faux flowers. You have a summer vase that works on any table all season long.

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1 question
  • Diane
    on Jun 27, 2019

    Is that a real pineapple in the background & just painted or what is it? I love pineapples & collect them in all different styles. Love the watermelon vase too! Thanks Diane

    • Francesca
      on Jun 27, 2019

      If you can’t find one that color Diane you could buy a white one and spray paint it.

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  • Mary
    on Jun 28, 2019

    Love the idea! Great way to decorate glasses as well. Be great on Terra citra pits too

  • Maureen
    on Jul 21, 2019

    Very cute and clever. The possibilities are endless!!

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