Picnic Parade Party: DIY Watermelon Napkins

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Featured Contributor: Renee Hagloch

To coordinate with my Picnic Parade party theme, I handmade these watermelon napkins. I am definitely not a good sewer, so I made it easier on myself and used glue, but you could sew everything instead.
1. Scissors
2. Fabric glue
3. Black standard size cloth napkin
4. Red and white checkered fabric
5. Spool of 1 1/2 inch green ribbon
6. Green acrylic craft paint
7. Small paint brush
8. Spool of 1/2 inch white zig zag/rick rack ribbon
9. Small black buttons (Qty. 24)

Step 1: Glue a piece of red and white checkered fabric in the middle of the black napkin and leave a thin edge all around the outer perimeter.

Step 2: Glue the green ribbon around the outer perimeter of the black napkin. Fold corners as neatly as possible.

Step 3: Using a darker green acrylic craft paint and paint brush, paint random thin and thick vertical stripes on the green ribbon.

Step 4: Glue the white zig zag/rick rack ribbon on the inner edge of the green ribbon, cut at each corner.

Step 5: Place the small black buttons in a random pattern in all four corners of the napkin to mimic watermelon seeds. Glue the buttons in place.

For more watermelon inspired ideas go here!



Renee Hagloch is the creative guru and printables designer of The Creative Orchard. Visit her shop to get matching printables for your Picnic Parade Party or other themed parties.

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8 Responses to “Picnic Parade Party: DIY Watermelon Napkins”

  1. evelyn513
    June 17, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    These are just too cute! I love the summer time theme and how easy are these napkins to make. I am pinning them. Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays

  2. Trish @ Mom On Timeout
    June 19, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

    These are adorable! Pinning! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  3. June 20, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    Love the grass on there 🙂

  4. June 20, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    Hi, I just found you from another blog and wanted to say that your picnic photos, specifically the napkins would be perfect for my GRILL,BBQ and PICNIC PARTY. The party ends Sat. night so there is still time if you are interested. I think your watermelon table is just the cutest!!———- Shannon

  5. evelyn513
    June 22, 2012 at 7:01 am #

    Guess whose picnic was featured at Freedom Fridays this week? Lol See you there!

  6. June 22, 2012 at 11:25 am #

    My mom made me some watermellon placemats a few years ago. These would go perfectly with them!

  7. December 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    I am a HUGE fan of anything watermelon related. And I have a little watermelon girl of my own. Love the party idea.

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