With my free watermelon scrapbook bundle, you can make just about anything! Check out how I made a DIY watermelon rolling pin using this fun paper bundle!
DIY Watermelon Rolling Pin
With this Watermelon bundle digital download which has the perfect mix of bright colors of red and green that scream SUMMER, are perfect for crafting items to use in the upcoming hot, hot, hot months! This DIY budget-friendly craft is a simple way to get you extra excited about those long summer days with its cheery vibe!
Don’t you just love being able to decorate your home with seasonal touches that are fun, festive, and fabulous? I do! This adorable Watermelon Rolling pin is all of those things y’all! So stick around and let me teach you how to make one in less than an hour. And if watermelons aren’t your thing, that is just fine. Be sure to check out some of the other CUTE and FREE digital downloads I have on my blog too.
Who is ready to craft? I know I am!
SUPPLIES NEEDED TO FOR YOUR WATERMELON ROLLING PIN:
- Watermelon Bundle Scrapbook paper
- Wooden Decorative Rolling Pin
- 8×11 Cardstock
- Anita’s Acrylic Paint – color Wasabi
- Acrylic Paint – Royal Fuchsia
- Paper Cutter
- Mod Podge
- Foam Brush
- Small Paintbrush
- Fat Hot Glue Stick
- Polyurethane Spray
1 – Grab your Watermelon Bundle Digital Download here and print on 8×11 cardstock under GIFTS FOR YOU. Be sure to add them to the cart, even though they are totally FREE! You’re welcome, wink wink. Select so they are 100% to scale when printing.
2 – Grab your decorative wooden rolling pin and your Wasabi acrylic paint. Apply a coat to your handles with your small paintbrush. Tip* If your handles or any part of your rolling pin are a bit rough, simply sand them down with your sanding block to have a nice smooth surface. Wipe debris before continuing.
3 – Dry completely with your heat gun to speed up the process.
4 – Grab your Watermelon sheet of choice and your Green Checkered sheet. Layout flat, determining the exact measurement to fit to cover your entire rolling pin. Draw a line to help you easily cut the exact amount of edge pieces you will need for this project. Divide that cute section in half by 2 so you will have green borders on your rolling. Tip* If you want a more simplified look, you can use just 1 of your digital downloads to cover your wooden rolling pin instead. It will still be extra cute.
5 – I like my edges to be a bit jagged and rough, so I wet the edges on the sides of my green borders. This gives it a fun textured look. Use scissors to make it look a lot more weathered and not a BLUNT straight cut by roughing it up. Tip* This is not a necessary step, just more of a personal style preference.
6 – Trim the tiny edge of your scrapbook sheet that appears when printing your digital downloads. Remember to remove that from both sides.
7 – Let’s get an idea of where to rest it on your rolling pin. Lay the watermelon sheet, with the design down flat, measuring so it rests evenly in the center, allowing for your borders to be added evenly later on. You can measure exactly or eyeball it like me. Mark on your rolling pin to serve as a guide. Tip* Allow for some overlap on your sheet just in case it shrinks with your mod podge.
8 – Trim the excess of your pages and use them for other crafts! Set aside.
9 – Apply an even layer of mod podge to the back of your paper so it becomes extra malleable so it rolls evenly and sticks nicely to your rolling pin. Apply to your rolling pin, adding a bit more
mod podge at the area of overlap to help it rarely stick. The ink can bleed so be extra careful. Press firmly as you add removing any air bubbles as you go.
10 – Repeat the same steps as you apply the green border edges as well. You will overlap a bit over the watermelon sheet. Be sure to line up so the seams match up as best as you can. Tip* Don’t forget to trim those sheets so you don’t have too many excess sheets as we did with our watermelon sheets.
11 – Grab your stick of hot glue and your pink acrylic paint (Royal Fuschia) to add some added cuteness to your handles. Add as many little dots on your handles as you want! Tip* This is not necessary, but I love the cheery vibe it adds to this already adorable watermelon rolling pin.
12 – You do not have to seal this, but if you want to, be sure to use a polyurethane spray so your ink doesn’t bleed.
Honestly, this is the easiest way to add a pop of color to your space if you are a neutral gal like me. Oh, and it is a great touch of seasonal fun for your kitchen space as well! And I love how happy it makes me feel every time I see it. I told you, watermelons are such a happy little fruit! Well, maybe they aren’t always little. Ha! I can’t get over how great this turned out. If you loved this rolling pin craft, be sure to check out some of my other DIY crafts on the blog! They are equally as fun to craft.
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Until next time, happy crafting!