Creative DIY Party Decor Series | So Sweet Watermelon Birthday Party

The party planner gal that I am had to do something for my oldest daughter’s birthday (even though she is in her 30’s), so I bought these super cool plates, napkins and cups and began planning, designing and making. It wasn’t long before I had a plethora of DIY projects to go with the initial decor. The best part was that they all had the same key component, namely the watermelon, featured throughout the tablescape. I would love to show you how you can make these creations so that you can custom design what fits best for your party occasion.

Let’s start with how I made the watermelon and slice.

1.   Die-cut the core of the watermelon and slice from solid cardstock.

2.   Die-cut the rind from aqua green cardstock and gold poster board.

3.   Die-cut the watermelon seeds from gold poster board.

So Sweet Watermelon Birthday Party - Watermelon Slice

4.  Attach aqua-green rind to pink core.

5.   Adhere gold rind to underneath side of rind so that the gold barely shows.

6.   Adhere watermelon seeds to core.

So Sweet Watermelon Birthday Party - Watermelon Slice

7.   Do the same steps for the slice.

 

“Sweet” Birthday Card

So Sweet Watermelon Birthday Party - Sweet Birthday Card

I love watercoloring and this card is as basic as it gets.

1.  Cut a mat of hot pink cardstock 5” x 3 ¾” and a piece of watercolor paper that is 4 ½” x 3 ¼”.

So Sweet Watermelon Birthday Party - Sweet Birthday Card

2.  Assemble the card by matting the watercolor paper on top of the hot pink paper using foam dots and then place the hot pink paper on top of the aqua-green card base.  The size of my aqua-green card base is 4 ¼” X 5 ½”.

So Sweet Watermelon Birthday Party - Sweet Birthday Card

3.  Dip a water brush into the aqua paint and lightly brush color onto paper.  Allow to dry.

So Sweet Watermelon Birthday Party - Sweet Birthday Card

4.  Die-cut the sentiment “Sweet” from gold paper and adhere to card.

5.  Stamp sentiment in aqua ink onto watercolor paper. Trim and adhere to card using foam dots.

So Sweet Watermelon Birthday Party - Sweet Birthday Card

6.  Adhere embellished watermelon and slice.

So Sweet Watermelon Birthday Party - Sweet Birthday Card

 

Watermelon Bag

 

So Sweet Watermelon Birthday Party - Watermelon Bag

 

1.  Die-cut two bags from pink cardstock and a small strip for handle.

So Sweet Watermelon Birthday Party - Watermelon Bag

2.  Adhere bags together at side as shown. Fold where indicated.

So Sweet Watermelon Birthday Party - Watermelon Bag

3. Attach handle to inside of bag with adhesive.

4.  Stamp a sentiment.

5.  Attach watermelon to bag with adhesive.

6. Attach sentiment onto bag with clothespin.

So Sweet Watermelon Birthday Party - Watermelon Bag

 

Pillow Box

So Sweet Watermelon Birthday Party - Pillow Box

1.  Die-cut two pillow boxes from cardstock and sentiment from gold paper.

So Sweet Watermelon Birthday Party - Pillow Box

2.  Adhere together at sides.

So Sweet Watermelon Birthday Party - Pillow Box

3.  Fold up as indicated.

So Sweet Watermelon Birthday Party - Pillow Box

4.  Attach watermelon to top of box and adhere sentiment to bottom of box.

So Sweet Watermelon Birthday Party - Pillow Box

 

Cupcake Topper

 

So Sweet Watermelon Birthday Party - Cupcake Topper

1. Adhere gold pom-pom to toothpick.

So Sweet Watermelon Birthday Party - Cupcake Topper

2. Attach watermelon slice to toothpick.

So Sweet Watermelon Birthday Party - Cupcake Topper

3. Insert into cupcake.

 

***If  you really want to make it all DIY, create a banner by die-cutting various sizes of circles from gold poster board and adhering them to a long piece of twine. Sups cute!***

So Sweet Watermelon Birthday Party

 

Supplies for All Projects:

PL-001 Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine or PE-100 Platinum 6 Machine

Spellbinder Dies:

S4-721 Market Fresh I’ll Have a Slice Etched Dies

S4-563 Shapeabilities Simply Said Phrase Set One Etched Dies

S4-114 Nestabilities Standard Circles Lg Etched Dies

SR-009 Contour Pillow Box Steel Rule Die

S4-728 Shapeabilities Market Fresh Bag n Tag It Etched Dies

Cardstock of Your Choice
Gold Poster Board
Adhesive of Your Choice
Foam Dots
Gold Pom-Pom Ball
Hot Glue and Glue Gun
Ink-Aqua
Mini Clothespin
Stamp Sentiment-Small
Toothpick
Water Brush
Watercolor Paint-Aqua
Watercolor Paper-140 lb. Cold Press

Thanks for joining me for this new series. Hope you will stop by again next month when I feature a baby shower theme!

XO,

Debi

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Debi Adams

As far as she can remember, Debi has been crafting, creating and doing art in one form or another. Born and raised in Southern California and the mother of four grown daughters, Debi is an in-house Senior Creative Designer at Spellbinders. She considers herself an “eclectic artist”, dabbling in mixed-media, party décor, paper crafting, painting, calligraphy, sewing, floral arranging, and everything in between. She has been featured in Somerset Studios, Where Women Cook and Where Women Create magazines. Though her passion is in creating art, she finds as much joy in giving it away. Her free time is spent junking, traveling, seeing her girls and new grandson and creating…art!

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1 Comment

  1. I love these, Debi! Such a fun and fresh idea!

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