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Easy Watermelon Topiary

Watermelon Topiary

It’s JUNE!!  I’m so excited for the warmer temperatures and all the fresh fruit that comes in season this time of year. I love all the summer parties when families and friends get together and hang out on porches and patios, around pools and parks. And what better way to decorate for summer than with these fun watermelon topiary decorations?!  They are perfect to place on picnic tables, in vases, in planters, or even in a centerpiece.

Supplies needed to make this project:

  • FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam: Discs – (1) 10″, (2) 8″, &(1) 6″
  • StyroCutter® Plus
  • FloraCraft Smooth Finish®
  • Putty Knife
  • Fine-grit Sandpaper
  • Acrylic Paint: Black, Pink, Green
  • Foam Brushes
  • Dowel Rods
  • Rapid Dry mixed media adhesive (or similar)

watermelon topiary

Instructions:

Start by using your StyroCutter Plus to cut each disc in half.  You can use a serrated knife to do this too if you’d like.

watermelon topiary

After you have cut each disc in half, cover each half disc with Smooth Finish.  You’ll want to follow the product’s instructions to work in only a small area and to spread the product in all directions in order to achieve maximum coverage. Then, allow the Smooth Finish to dry completely. This can take a few hours. You may want to plan to let the Smooth Finish dry overnight.

watermelon topiary

Once the Smooth Finish is dry, lightly sand down any rough spots then you can begin painting. I painted one large disc and one medium disc green. Then, I painted one medium disc and one small disc pink.

watermelon topiary

I painted the front and sides so they had a nice coat of paint. Using the Smooth Finish made painting a lot easier and made the colors pop. After the pink was dry, I painted small black seeds on the pink discs.

watermelon topiary

Then I inserted a dowel into the bottom of each green disc and attached the pink discs to the green ones using a mixed media adhesive.  You could use low-temp glue as well.

watermelon topiary

Don’t they make such cute decorations?

watermelon topiary

You can really use these for so many applications.  Photo props, topiaries, centerpieces…the list is endless!

Watermelon Topiary

They almost look good enough to eat!

 

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