Summer Crafts

Watermelon Wreath Upcycle

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Tin can lids or canning lids can be used to create a unique look for this Watermelon Wreath up-cycle. Perfect for dressing up a summer BBQ or summer decor!

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
Craft paint
Paint brushes
Hot Glue Gun
Ribbon
 
To start, I used a white Styrofoam wreath form and spray painted it light green.  While that dried, I started on the watermelons.
Tin can lids or canning lids can be used to create a unique look for this Watermelon Wreath up-cycle. Perfect for dressing up a summer BBQ or summer decor!
Bend each tin can lid in half.  I used the edge of my work bench to easily bend the lid.
Tin can lids or canning lids can be used to create a unique look for this Watermelon Wreath up-cycle. Perfect for dressing up a summer BBQ or summer decor!
These are the paints I used.
Tin can lids or canning lids can be used to create a unique look for this Watermelon Wreath up-cycle. Perfect for dressing up a summer BBQ or summer decor!
Paint the outer edge of the lid with a darker green paint.  It took 2 coats to get good coverage.
Tin can lids or canning lids can be used to create a unique look for this Watermelon Wreath up-cycle. Perfect for dressing up a summer BBQ or summer decor!
I mixed light pink craft paint with a little red craft paint to achieve this color.  This is the first coat of the melon.
Tin can lids or canning lids can be used to create a unique look for this Watermelon Wreath up-cycle. Perfect for dressing up a summer BBQ or summer decor!
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.
Tin can lids or canning lids can be used to create a unique look for this Watermelon Wreath up-cycle. Perfect for dressing up a summer BBQ or summer decor!
Tin can lids or canning lids can be used to create a unique look for this Watermelon Wreath up-cycle. Perfect for dressing up a summer BBQ or summer decor!
We love the bright colors and the shape the bent lids give the wreath.  It’ll be perfect for that summer BBQ!
Tin can lids or canning lids can be used to create a unique look for this Watermelon Wreath up-cycle. Perfect for dressing up a summer BBQ or summer decor!
If you liked this project, we’d love if you share it!  Thank you!
Tin can lids or canning lids can be used to create a unique look for this Watermelon Wreath up-cycle. Perfect for dressing up a summer BBQ or summer decor!

 

 

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30 Comment

  1. Tina Tidd
    April 20, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Cute and as far as I know, very original. Tfs!

    1. Laurie
      April 20, 2015 at 1:36 pm

      Thank you Tina! Appreciate you stopping in today 🙂

  2. Katherines Corner
    April 20, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    this is so cute!!! xo

    1. Laurie
      April 20, 2015 at 1:37 pm

      Thanks so much Katherine. It was so easy to put together too. Hope you have a great week!

  3. Beverly Roderick
    April 20, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Adorable! You're right, this will look great for as decor for a summer bbq. You did a great job painting them! I haven';t tried spray painting a styrofoam wreath form. Did you use just one coat? Pinning and sharing!.

    1. Laurie
      April 20, 2015 at 10:57 pm

      Thanks Beverly! The wreath form only needed one coat – it was one of those smooth finish styrofoam wreath forms, so it covered very well. Thank you so much for the share 🙂

  4. Beverly Roderick
    April 20, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    Oh, great! I think I'll be painting some in the future!

    1. Laurie
      April 21, 2015 at 3:34 am

      Gotta love spray paint 🙂

  5. Gina Pascal
    April 21, 2015 at 2:14 am

    This is super cute! I really like that it is upcycled! Great job!

    1. Laurie
      April 21, 2015 at 3:33 am

      Thanks Gina!

  6. Heidi's Wanderings
    April 26, 2015 at 11:28 am

    This is really cute for summer. And I love how you used items that are already around. Happy Belated Earth Day!

    1. Laurie
      April 26, 2015 at 1:30 pm

      Thank you so much Heidi!

  7. Dee M
    April 27, 2015 at 6:17 am

    How cute! I just love the watermelons — perfect for summer! 🙂

    1. Laurie
      April 28, 2015 at 3:33 am

      Thank you Dee!

  8. Winnie
    April 27, 2015 at 11:46 am

    This is super creative!! And I looooooooooove the result – a beautiful and unique spring wreath 🙂

    1. Laurie
      April 28, 2015 at 3:32 am

      Thanks Winnie!

  9. Hollie Black-Ramsey
    April 27, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    SO cute and creative!!

    1. Laurie
      April 28, 2015 at 3:33 am

      Thank you Hollie!

  10. Crochet Hooks
    April 29, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    so cute! love the watermelons, brings in the feeling of summer! So awesome that you used the lids from cans – something everyone throws away without thought. Who knew you could make something so beautiful from an ugly piece of trash?!? I hope you linked this to our creative challenge upcycle party!! Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle 🙂

    1. Laurie
      April 30, 2015 at 4:15 am

      Thanks so much! Makes a great inexpensive recycle craft! I will link up to the upcycle party 🙂

  11. Amanda Evans
    May 3, 2015 at 12:29 am

    Unique and adorable! Screams Summertime! Thanks for linking up at MeetUp Monday, and hope to see you again next week!

    1. Laurie
      May 6, 2015 at 12:40 am

      Thanks Amanda!

  12. Kati
    May 6, 2015 at 12:30 am

    That is such a cool idea. I couldn't figure out how you got the unique shape until I read the tutorial and I never would have guessed can lids!

    1. Laurie
      May 6, 2015 at 12:41 am

      Thanks Kati! Was an easy and fun upcycle project 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  13. Kathleen Aherne
    February 28, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    I would never have thought to use lids to make an attractive wreath. Like Beverly mentioned it would look good at a BBQ.

    1. Laurie
      February 29, 2016 at 12:42 am

      Thanks so much Kathleen! I think it would be perfect for a BBQ 🙂

  14. Sherry Nappa
    March 1, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    What a super creative project! I would have never thought about using lids to make this wonderful wreath. It's perfect for summer decor!

    1. Laurie
      March 2, 2016 at 12:03 am

      Thanks Sherry! Wishing for warmer weather so I can get away with hanging it again 🙂

  15. Wendy S
    March 3, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    I cannot believe you made this out of tin cans! So adorable! Now I want watermelon. And summer. 😉

    1. Laurie
      March 6, 2016 at 5:18 am

      Thanks Wendy! I love a good upcycle project and this one is so fun 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

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