Add pops of color to your summer decor with these DIY painted wood fruit signs.
I don’t know about you guys, but I am so loving fruit right now! The fun bright colors of fruit are totally getting me in the mood for summer. As I was lazily cruising the aisles of Hobby Lobby the other day, I had a great idea to create some painted wood fruit signs. I wasn’t sure where I would put them, but I went straight the paint aisle to buy the colors for the watermelon. The watermelon was the one I knew I wanted to make first. I could just see it on the tablescapes of my summer parties.
I headed over to Lowes and bought one of these round pieces of wood. I have no idea what they are called, but I asked a store worker where I would find a round piece of wood that was one inch thick. He pointed me in the right direction. There were two different sizes and I bought the bigger of the two. It was 18 inches in diameter.
I then asked my husband to cut it in half for me. Once it was cut in half I decided I should make 2 different fruit and realized I already had yellow and white paint to do a lemon too! Yay!
To get started with the lemon, I sketched out what I wanted the lemon to look like. Then I painted the segments with yellow paint. I filled in the gaps with the white paint to make it look like a lemon slice. As you can see, it’s no 100 percent perfect, but I love it! Then I sanded it down to give it a distressed look. You don’t have to do this step if you want it to look crisp.
For the watermelon, I just eye balled it. Once I was done with the red inside and the green ring on the outside, I decided I needed a darker green stipe along the edge. I just added a few drops of black paint to some green paint and it was the perfect shade. I then used some charcoal colored paint to hand paint the seeds on using a small paint brush. I wanted it to have a distressed look as well, so I sanded it down. Just be careful because red paint likes to carry over into the other colors as you sand.
I used my very favorite BB Frosch wax and waxed both pieces to give it a nice matte finish and to protect it.
I think they turned out so cute! Much better than when I first imagined them. And they can go anywhere in your summer decor!
They look cute on a mantel, in a centerpiece or anywhere you want a pop of color. I drilled some holes in the corners, added some wire and a cute ribbon and it’s perfect on my front door! I love non wreath door decor!
I ended up making 2 sets of these and they are now hanging on my mom’s door and my mother in law’s door. It was a fun an unexpected Mother’s Day gif that they both loved!
If you have the urge to paint some things, definitely give these painted wood fruit signs a try. You might also like this american flag painted sign or this anchor sign. Both of which are perfect for summer decorating!
See what I mean about non wreath door decor! 🙂