I’m watermelon obsessed this summer! Apparently the rest of the world is too. I had been wanting a cute summery tablecloth but couldn’t find a pattern I really loved, so I decided to have some fun and make my own! This project has a dual purpose: It makes a great tablecloth for your patio OR it also works as a durable picnic blanket.
- a 9’x12′ canvas drop cloth
- acrylic paint
- 2 large baking potatoes
- foam brushes
- a black sharpie
- Cut baking potato in half at the widest part then cut out watermelon shapes (shown below). I used two separate potatoes so I could use the widest part for each shape.
- It is easier if you draw your shapes on the potato first as a cutting guide. Make sure the top of your potato stamp is as flat as you can get it or your stamp will be patchy.
- Let your potatoes dry out a little or pat with paper towel if you are in a hurry. If your potatoes are too wet the paint doesn’t apply as well.
- Apply your paint evenly with a foam brush.
- Stamp canvas drop cloth with watermelon shapes, alternating their direction as you go. I found it quickest to do all the red triangles first then go back and add in the rind.
- When your paint is dry, use your sharpie to draw in the seeds. You could also use black paint and a brush, but a sharpie was faster for me.
And you’re done! This project took me under an hour to complete and I love how it turned out!