Paint a Watermelon Bowl for Summer

smoothfoam painted watermelon bowl

Summer is here and watermelon is in season – ripe, sweet and juicy. So why not take some inspiration from this staple of the picnic season and paint a DIY watermelon bowl for all of those fun summer gatherings! Find numerous craft ideas for summer at Smoothfoam today!

Here’s what you need:

Smoothfoam 8″ half-ball
Craft paints – black, dark green, medium green, red, fuchsia
Spray sealer medium
Serrated knife, emory board, paint brushes

Here’s how I made it:

smoothfoam half-bowl

Slice off a small section from the bottom of the Smoothfoam half-ball, then sand the cut edges smooth.

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Paint the outside with one coat of dark green, the edge with medium green, and the inside with a blend of 6 parts fuchsia to 1 part red. Apply second coats as needed, letting paint dry in between.

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Use an older junky paint brush to pounce light green textured stripes to the outside of the bowl and let dry. Paint the watermelon seeds inside in black with a small round brush.

In a well-ventilated area (or outside), spray on several light coats of matte sealer and let dry. Fill your watermelon bowl with cute little summery things to give as a hostess gift at your next backyard barbecue! Keep in mind, this bowl is for decorative use only and should not be used to hold unwrapped food.

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