Hello everyone! Krystal from Sassy Sanctuary here again today! I'm so excited about this months theme. Melinda's bedazzled "summer" is beyond wonderful don't ya think!? I'm definitely going to have to break out some sequins on some future project!
When I was told our theme for this month was "summer bling" the first thing I though of was a watermelon. Don't watermelons just scream summer?! I know I'm not the first person to ever make a wooden watermelon, but it was still fun putting my sparkly spin on it!
So are you ready to see?
It was a ton of fun to make and looks so cute mixed into my little summer display!
I wish pictures did the sparkle justice. It really does just glimmer in the light. It's wonderful!
Its hard to say what my favorite part is... it was so much fun adding the glitter to the scrapbook paper patterns, but the black rhinestone "seeds" I found are pretty fun too!
Anyway, if you want to make your own, here is the method to my madness. :)
A- I made my cuts using my scroll saw. You want to use a piece of wood that is thick enough that it can stand up by itself. I just used scraps I had laying around and actually have two pieces glued together to get it thick enough. I just free handed a pattern on some paper before transferring it to the wood. I used a thinner piece of wood to make the slightly smaller "fruit" piece.
B- The fabulous black rhinestones I found in the scrapbook section at Micheal's. They actually were part of a scrapbook boarder embellishment, and I just picked the black ones off.
C- Once you have you supplies, you can paint. Since I was adding scrapbook paper to the fronts, I only painted the edges.
D- But I did paint the back of the big piece just so it would look okay from the backside.
E- Then you add your paper! I found a fun red polka-dot for the center, and a great green strip for the outside. I used modge-podge to adhere it to the wood.
F- Once its completely dry, then you can add the glitter!!! I used the backside of a paint brush to make dots with modge-podge and added the glitter. Work in small sections so that your glue doesn't dry. I also painted on the stripes with a fine paintbrush. My kids were fascinated with the glittering process!
A tip for glittering, once its dry give your glittered piece a light coat of finish spray. It really helps seal the glitter in. Just be sure to use really light coats so the glitter doesn't get dull.
Once everything is dry, then you can hot glue your pieces together and hot glue on the seeds.
Now just stand back and enjoy the glimmer!
Can't wait to see what everyone else has come up with!
Thanks for reading!