Creations, Painting Watermelons, Lemons, & Limes

Now that it’s officially summer, let’s paint some summer watermelon, lemons and limes

lemon lime pitcher and jar

If you can paint a triangle, you’re all set!


For watermelon I use white, pink and a touch of red for the fruit and yellow and green for the rind


Dip your brush in pink, then white, then a touch of red, then back to pink.  Loading your brush with several colors allows the colors to mix as they’re applied


Using a medium round brush, make angled one stroke, then another, to form the sides of the triangle


Add a stroke across the bottom and fill in the center


Let it dry then make a swoosh with light yellow green for the rind


Then a darker swoosh of green on top of the yellow green, letting a strip of yellow green show between the pink and the darker green, forming the rind


for the lemons and limes I make three strokes of white/yellow or white/yellow-green to look like the sections of the citrus


Then add a bottom swoosh stroke of yellow or green for the rind


painting fruit 1

You can also paint round white shapes and outline them with the rind color and add suggestions of sections with lines


For the finishing touch I add dots to represent the seeds.  Make a seed shape if you prefer

fruit glasses

Be sure to stop back by tomorrow to see what delicious concoction goes into these creations!


Project Ideas

Make a sign for your beverage bar like on this Fiesta table

lemonade table

Paint fruit on card stock or blank cards to make your own thank you notes or greeting cards.  Print out your message and paint your design seen on Painting Hearts and Valentine Cards

Valentine card 1

Paint fruit on freezer paper or butcher paper to make your own wrapping paper here


Personalize a gift tag like these in Pantry Gifts and Fast Wraps

gift idea

Perfect for a bottle of Margarita Mix!

ribbon wrap

Create away!


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15 Responses to “Creations, Painting Watermelons, Lemons, & Limes”
  1. Mary says:

    Thanks for the tutorial Jenna, such a fun and easy technique you’ve shared! I remember that adorable freezer-wrap baby shower gift!

  2. Jodi says:

    Summery fun!

  3. Ellen says:

    Let me guess: Watermelon Margaritas? They are cute just to took at, too.

  4. So cute!!! The perfect way to enjoy a summer beverage!

  5. Lynn says:

    Fill ’em up and enjoy:@)

  6. TwoPlusCute says:

    Super cute and very easy, not to mention I love how frugal this DIY is. 🙂

  7. Love the tutorial! So cute and perfect for a summer party. Thanks for sharing at the Home Matters Linky Party. I hope you will return this week! Rhonda

  8. I actually think I could do this! Thank you for sharing your tutorial at the Talented Tuesday Link Party!

  9. Such a cute idea! Looks very easy and perfect for summer!!

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