The summer is heating up and we are finding ways to cool off with one-in-a-Melon craft ideas like this super cute DIY Watermelon Tea Towel.
After a long year of not being able to see family and friends, we are planning lots of summer BBQs and pool parties! In anticipation of summer BBQs I thought it would be fun to create some colorful new tea towels. Be sure to head over to the DecoArt Blog for the complete tutorial and list of supplies used to create these cute summer towels.
Whether you want something fun to mop up spills, or you want to create a whimsical hostess gift these colorful DIY summer tea towels are an easy way to add a pop of color to your summer celebrations! And the DecoArt SoSoft Fabric Paint is essential for any fabric crafts you plan to create this summer.
When I think of summer there are a few things that come to mind as quintessential tokens of summer. Outdoor movie nights, ice cream socials, roasting s’mores, and watermelon! This is why I knew I had to put the DecoArt SoSoft fabric paint to the test and create a watermelon-inspired towel for our summer BBQs.
If you are headed to summer parties and backyard BBQs these towels would be a fun addition and would make great hostess gifts too. Pair it with my favorite summer salad, Strawberry Watermelon Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette and you’ll be the star of the backyard party!
Nothing says heartfelt like a handmade and personalized gift. This easy and affordable DIY is a great way to add character to your kitchen or to create a personalized gift for friends. If Watermelon isn’t your favorite summer fruit switch things up and paint lemons, oranges, or strawberries on your towel. The possibilities for personalization are virtually limitless with all of the colors available in the SoSoft paint collection.
Over the year’s we’ve had lots of fun creating watermelon-themed crafts, so be sure to check out our post for 25 Watermelon Craft Ideas.
How to Paint DIY Watermelon Tea Towels
Start by purchasing a package of plain white tea towels, which are also commonly known as flour sack towels and DecoArt SoSoft Acrylic paint. Be sure to visit DecoArt for the complete list of supplies to finish this project.
Start at the bottom of the towel and brush the dark green paint across the bottom of the towel. Continue to blend the green paint going from darkest to lightest to create the “rind” for the watermelon towel.
Next, mix white and pink paint on a paper plate and begin painting the pink on the towel. Blend the paint to create an ombre effect going from light to dark. Continue blending dark pink and red towards the top until you have the desired effect you want.
I love how festive these DIY towels feel for the summer.
I knew I wanted to add a little pop of color to some of the other tea towels so I used bright SoSoft paint and a plastic fork to create a whimsical and colorful towel to coordinate with my watermelon towel.
Add a “One in a Melon” printable tag to the towel and pair it with colorful watermelon plates and napkins for the perfect hostess gift.
There are so many fun ways to personalize your own tea towels with SoSoft fabric paint. What would you paint on your tea towels?