Watermelon Door Hanger with Easy Messy Bow

Make a beautiful summer watermelon door hanger with an easy messy bow with this simple DIY tutorial. Watermelon decor is huge right now, and this sweet wreath can hang on your door all summer long.   

Supplies for Watermelon Door Hanger with Easy Messy Bow

 

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The easiest way to welcome friends and family to your home is to add a pretty wreath, or door hanger, to your front door. When you make your own, you can quickly switch them out for each season, like I did with this watermelon door hanger. It’s a budget-friendly, not to mention fun way to decorate your home! Did you see the watermelon summer sun hat I made HERE?

Take a look at how simple this summer door hanger was to make, so you can make your own. 

SUPPLIES needed for Watermelon Door Hanger

All the supplies needed can be found HERE in my Amazon Shop!

  • Unfinished Watermelon 
  • Acrylic Paint – red, white, pink, green
  • Paint Brushes
  • White and Black Paint Pen
  • Assorted Fabric – in coordinating colors
  • Scissors 
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supplies for Watermelon Door Hanger with Easy Messy Bow

The thing I loved about this unfinished watermelon base was it already had the outline for the rind of the watermelon, plus the watermelon seeds. It was just begging for a little paint!

painting watermelon

Start by painting a thin line of green around the edge of the watermelon using a small paint brush. Don’t worry about the line being perfect, as the rind of the watermelon is not perfect either!   

How to make a Watermelon Door Hanger

Next up, use another small paint brush to paint a light pink paint border above the green rind. Then a darker pink paint above that layer. This blend of colors really gives the watermelon dimension and texture.  

painted watermelon sign

NEXT…

Now you want to add a top layer of red to finish off the watermelon color. Let this dry, or use your handy heat gun to speed up the process. Once dry, use a black paint pen to color the watermelon seeds. Finish the seeds by outlining them with a white paint pen. This really makes them pop and stand out a little more. 

painting watermelon

You can also use the white paint pen to add more dimension to the base of the watermelon and blend it into the various colors. This is totally up to you and what you like best. Of course, I love how it looks more realistic, so I went for it!

next up… 

Cut or tear strips of fabric to make a messy bow. You can see a full tutorial on how to make a messy bow HERE.

finished watermelon door hanger diy

 

that’s it!

The watermelon sign already has a piece of twine for hanging, so simply hang it on your door and you are good to go. This would also look great on a patio, or outside on a deck or porch. So many people decorate with watermelon decor now, so there are a million ways to use this sweet sign.   

watermelon door hanger on door

step by step video tutorial

If you want to see the exact process, check out this video below on my YouTube Channel!

watermelon door hanger diy

Isn’t this little door hanger just darling? Are you ready to make your own? Please share in the comments if you do!    

watermelon door hanger on door

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Watermelon Door Hanger DIY

Make a pretty and simple watermelon door hanger to decorate your front door all summer long.

Equipment

  • scissors

Materials

  • Unfinished Watermelon 
  • Acrylic Paint - red, white, green
  • Paint Brushes
  • White and Black Paint Pen
  • Assorted Fabric

Instructions

  • Paint a thin line of green around the edge of the watermelon.
  • Paint a light pink paint border above the green rind.
  • Then a darker pink paint above that layer.    
  • Add a top layer of red to finish off the watermelon color.
  • Let this dry, or use your handy heat gun to speed up the process.
  • Once dry, use a black paint pen to color the watermelon seeds.
  • Finish the seeds by outlining them with a white paint pen.
  • Use the white paint pen to add more dimension to the base of the watermelon.   
  • Cut or tear strips of fabric to make a messy bow.

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