Nothing says summer like this easy watermelon wreath!
Watermelon always reminds me of summer. No matter where you go, you see a watermelon -- on sale at the grocery store, at the neighbor's bbq, or even in my own fridge as an amazing summertime snack! Watermelon screams summer. Inspired by Jill's Rainbow Rag Wreath, I knew I had to make a watermelon wreath!
This is one of the simplest wreaths you can make. Anyone who can tie a knot can make this wreath. I actually think if your older child had the patience, he or she could make one of these! Or you can work on it together! The only materials you need to purchase include fabric, black foam and a wire wreath form. I buy my wreath forms at the Dollar Tree for a buck! It's an amazing deal! The other items you probably have at home that you will need are a good pair of sharp scissors, a ruler or tape measure and hot glue or tacky glue.
How to Make a Watermelon Wreath
Head to your local fabric store and buy 1 yard each of kelly green, lime green and pink fabric. You'll want a basic cotton material. Nothing fancy. If it's stiff, that's great, it will work well for this project. A flimsy fabric won't have the same effect. Once you have your fabric, you need to cut it.
Since this is an easy wreath, there's no need to press any of the wrinkles or cut anything straight. In fact, the more random the better -- your wreath will have more character! I left my fabric folded in half and cut it 7" wide. I then placed my tape measure on top of my 7" x 22" piece of fabric and cut at 1" intervals. I removed my tape measure and cut the fabric into 1" x 7" strips. Once you've cut all colors like this, you can begin to tie them onto the frame.
My wire frame had four wires, The outer most wire had dark green, the one next to that had the lime green and the middle two wires had the pink. Just tie a tight knot, and push the pieces together so they fill the frame. At first it won't look that great, but as you get going and begin to fluff and pull the fabric, it will begin to take shape. There's no right or wrong way to tie them, just one knot. You can do each color at a time, or work in sections tying all three colors, it doesn't really matter!
When you're finished and in L-O-V-E, use your black felt sheet to cut out small seeds. I cut about 2, 8" x ½" strips and cut seed shapes. Affix the seeds to the wreath using hot or tacky glue. And you're done! Hang as you wish!