Remember our Birthday Cake Tablecloth? We loved it so much we were inspired to make a more graphic paper rendition based on a piece of artwork I saw hanging in Abby Clawson Low‘s home in Mexico City (she’s one of my favorite people to follow on Instagram!). That watermelon poster is so simple and bold and I thought it would be great to bring its aesthetic into party decor.
The best thing about this project? It’s paper, and paper is cheap (less than $5) and you can recycle it once the event is over. I’m a big fan of the whole easy clean-up deal as well. With Memorial Day coming up, picnic season is about to commence. Consequently, watermelon consumption—at least in my home—is going to reach an all-time high. So, we embraced the summer fruit with a paper watermelon tablecloth and a watermelon seed balloon garland! On the menu? Watermelon, watermelon, and more watermelon!
Continue for the full DIY!
Watermelon Paper Tablecloth
- Red butcher paper, enough to cover around the table and the table top (we get ours from the local party supply store that sells it for $.20 a foot)
- green butcher paper
- Cardstock in black
- double sided stick tape or masking tape
- See PDF templates HERE and SVG templates HERE
- Measure the length, width, and height of the table you are looking to decorate.
- On red butcher paper, cut a piece in the correct measurements to cover the top surface of the table. Then cut a piece that you can wrap around the sides of the table (you only need to do three sides if it sits against the wall).
- Using the templates provided, cut out the seed pieces in cardstock.
- Using green butcher paper, create a jagged border at the bottom for the rind of the watermelon Adhere with tape.
- Make tape rolls with masking tape and adhere decorations to the table.
Add in “seeds” with black balloons!