|Watermelon Box — LeNae Gerig
- 7”x2 3/4” round red tin
- liquid matte sealer
- acrylic paints: Medium green, lime green and white
- black dimensional paint
- 3/4” wide red and white gingham ribbon
- black ball and stick letter stickers
- 3” wide round sponge
- tacky craft glue
Designer Tips: LeNae painted this tin
to look just like everyone’s favorite summer fruit: Watermelon! Personalize
this box with alphabet stickers to use as a recipe box, or to store or give
your favorite summer goodies.
- Remove the lid from the tin. Use the sponge to apply sealer to the
tin and the lid; let dry.
- After rinsing and drying the sponge, use it to apply medium green
paint to the sides of the tin and the lid, leaving a 5” wide circle
in the center of the lid; let dry.
- Replace the lid. After rinsing and drying the sponge, use it to apply
lime green paint in 1” wide vertical stripes, 2” apart,
extending from the bottom edge of the tin up onto the lid; let dry.
- For the seeds: Squeeze black dimensional paint into teardrop shapes
along the outer edge of the red circle on the lid; let dry. Dip the
toothpick into the white paint and press it onto each teardrop.
- Cut a 24” length of red and white gingham ribbon and wrap it
around the box, just below the lid, overlapping the ends. Fold the visible
end under and glue to secure. Add the letter stickers to the lid to
personalize the tin.