April is Earth month, and what better way to celebrate than to create a fun up-cycle project?! This easy, and oh so cute Watermelon Wreath is made with tin can lids and was easily made in one evening.
Please Note: I understand that some people are concerned that tin can lids are sharp. Yes, they can be. I work with metal all the time and have never had an issue, and the inspiration for this project was to up-cycle. If you are worried about the sharp edges, substitute canning lids or use a can opener that leaves a clean-cut like the Pampered Chef type can opener.
Supplies used for this project:
Styrofoam wreath form
Light Green Spray Paint
14 Tin can lids
Hot Glue Gun
To start, I used a white Styrofoam wreath form and spray painted it light green. While that dried, I started on the watermelons.
Bend each tin can lid in half. I used the edge of my work bench to easily bend the lid.
These are the paints I used.
Paint the outer edge of the lid with a darker green paint. It took 2 coats to get good coverage.
I mixed light pink craft paint with a little red craft paint to achieve this color. This is the first coat of the melon.
While the melon color dried, I painted over the dark green with one coat of a lighter green – leaving the outer edge the darker green color. When that dried, I applied a 2nd coat of the melon color.
With black craft paint, I added a few seeds to each melon.
Use hot glue to attach the lids to the wreath form then added a bow for hanging.
We love the bright colors and the shape the bent lids give the wreath. It’ll be perfect for that summer BBQ!
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