During one of my recent trips to Michaels, I picked up some unfinished wood bunting pieces for no reason at all. I had nothing to celebrate and Lord knows I have enough holiday and event decor to last a lifetime. But into my cart these pieces went.
Then they sat on my craft desk for months. (I wish I could say that is atypical, but it’s not. I have become a craft supply hoarder. Call TLC and get a production crew out here – stat.) But one day an idea popped into my head and I knew these would be perfect painted as watermelon slices on one side and candy corn on the other! Painting both sides meant more bang for my buck (literally and figuratively). I can display it on the watermelon side in the summer, and flip it around come fall.
I grabbed the paints and got to work . . . and if I do say so myself, my summer to fall reversible bunting turned out so cute! It’s kind of like a mullet . . . business in the front, party in the back. (Candy corn clearly brings the party.)
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR SUMMER TO FALL REVERSIBLE BUNTING
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- Unfinished wood pennant banner
- Acrylic paints in red, fuschia, lime green, dark green, black, yellow, orange, and white
- Brown creme wax
- Small foam brushes
- Small artist brushes
HOW TO MAKE SUMMER TO FALL REVERSIBLE BUNTING
If you have a steady hand, this project is a snap to make! (If you don’t, you may want to tape off each section so that you get clean lines.) First, paint a slightly arched line with the lime green paint.
Paint below the green line with red and pink paint.
Add some wavy dark green lines to the lime green section, and paint some black watermelon seeds on the pink and red parts.
Flip each piece over and paint a yellow section at the top of the bunting.
Next paint a larger orange section in the middle.
Finally, paint the tip white.
After the paint has dried completely, brush on some dark brown creme wax and wipe it off quickly. This will help give an aged look.
String each of the pieces onto twine and add a little decorative ribbon if you want another cute touch.
Hang it up as the watermelon side in the summer!
And turn it around to another sweet treat in the fall!
If watermelon or candy corn don’t float your boat, you could make a pizza bunting instead. (No – don’t do that. That would just be weird.)
I think this summer to fall reversible bunting turned out pretty darn cute. How about you?