Make your own DIY Summer Decor with this simple tutorial! Grab the blank wood cutouts and paint them to coordinate with all of your summer decor.
Whether you use these cutouts on a tiered tray or in a simple vignette, they are the perfect DIY summer decor pieces for any home! Let me show you how I put all of them together in only a few steps. We’ll start with a quick supply list below and then go over the steps used for each. Enjoy!
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Supplies you’ll need for this DIY Summer Decor project:
- Watermelon Slice Wood Cutout
- Ant Wood Cutout
- “Yum” Wood Cutout
- Fluff Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Caviar Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Evergreen Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Honky Tonk Red Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Tobacco Road Gel Stain Dixie Belle
- Mini Buffalo Plaid Chalk Couture Transfer
- Candy Apple Chalkology Paste
- Small Squeegee
- Acrylic Paint Brush Set
- Gorilla Super Glue
Watermelon Slice Wood Cutout
For the watermelon slice wood cutout, start by painting the base with the color Honky Tonk Red.
Once you have the surface painted, use the rind portion of the cutout to measure where you will need to draw the white accent line for the transition from the red to the green portion of the watermelon.
Simply trace a line with the Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in the color Fluff.
Once you have your guide line, fill in with a squiggly line, as shown below.
You can see what you will be going for in the photo below.
Next, paint the rind portion of the cutout with the color Evergreen. Be sure to paint the sides too!
Finally, paint the watermelon seeds with the color Caviar.
Once all of your watermelon pieces are dry, use Gorilla Super Glue or wood glue to attach them together.
Ant Wood Cutout
For the Ant Wood Cutout, begin by using the Tobacco Road Gel Stain on the frame portion of the cutout.
You can simply apply this gel stain product with a clean cloth.
Now, apply a base coat of the color Fluff to the frame insert.
Once your paint is dry, add the buffalo plaid detail using the Mini Buffalo Plaid Transfer and Candy Apply Chalkoloty Paste from Chalk Couture. You can learn how to hand paint buffalo plaid HERE if you don’t want to use a stencil.
Finally, paint the ant portion of the cutout set with the color Cavaiar.
Once all the pieces are dry, assemble your final product and glue together.
“Yum” Wood Cutout
The “Yum” wood cutout begins with a base coat of Fluff on the shiplap sign insert.
Next, paint “yum” cutout with the color caviar.
Finally, stain the frame with the Tobacco Road Gel Stain and assemble all the pieces. Again, glue everything in place with your choice of adhesive.
Here’s the final look!! Don’t they go so well together!
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