DIY Watermelon Umbrella


Paint (I used acrylic)
Paint brushes
Fixative spray

Step 1: Set up your umbrella
Step 2: Outline and paint a red octagon on the top half of the umbrella
Step 3 & 4: Paint a 1 inch thick light green rim around the red
Step 5: Paint a 1 inch thick green rim around the light green rim
Step 6: Paint the black seeds onto the umbrella and let dry before spraying fixative all over the umbrella to prevent paint from coming off (make sure you do this in a well ventilated area!)

It's the middle of summer and all I can think about is staying cool by drinking lots of juice and eating watermelon to lower my body temperature. All this consumption of fruit has inspired me to paint a watermelon umbrella! This umbrella can be used for protection from the sun or just to have for fun. Since I used acrylic paint, I don't recommend this umbrella for rainy weathers. I sprayed fixative on it, but there's a chance the paint will still come off in the rain. Maybe some waterproof spray would help? Anyhoot, I plan on painting various other fruit umbrellas for my mom's preschool to use as props for their school plays/performances. I'll be sure to share those with you once they're painted and done!


  1. This idea is so cute.
    Makes walking in the rain much more fun.

    Xx Anne

  2. Ohhh!! really cute pics babe!! I love your dress!! kisses!!

  3. OMG!!! Love it!! So cute :)

    Kisses ChicAdicta

  4. Wow! So cool! Love this watermelon! Fantastic and fun work!
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