Watermelon Picnic Caddy

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Designed by Amanda Formaro

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Picnics, summertime, and watermelons, they go together well! Dress up your summertime picnic table with this darling watermelon caddy. Use it to hold napkins and utensils, or simply display its cuteness for all to see.

What you need

paper mache picnic basket small round brush medium flat brush medium scruffy brush old toothbrush

acrylic paints

: pink leaf green black white acrylic sealer spray, matte

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What you do

Remove lid and paint it leaf green. Set aside to dry. Using the flat brush, paint outside of picnic caddy pink. Paint the handles black. Paint the inside rim (where the lid rests) leaf green. Repeat all (including lid) with a second coat and let dry. Use the round brush to dab on the watermelon seeds in various places on the outside of the box. Let dry. Dip scruffy brush into white paint and dab off all excess onto a paper towel. Paint brush should be almost dry. Add white touches to the black handles, the pink rounded corners of the box, and use it in a sweeping motion across the top and sides of the green lid. // Put a small amount of black paint onto a paper plate, about the size of a dime. Add a few drop of water, enough to thin the paint. Using an old toothbrush, pick up some of the thinned black paint. Before applying this method to the box, test it on a piece of newspaper. Flick the bristles of the toothbrush by dragging your finger or thumb across them. This causes the paint to spray off the brush onto your “target”, in this case, the newspaper. Once you are happy with the result, flick the paint all over the pink outer coat on the box and the green lid. Spray entire surface with acrylic sealer and allow to dry completely.

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Amanda Formaro is a freelance writer, editor, craft designer, and recipe developer. She loves multi-tasking and has been writing and working on the Internet since 1997. You can find her at AmandaFormaro.com. You’ll find her craft projects at CraftsbyAmanda.com and her recipes on AmandasCookin.com.


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