Did you know watermelons are 92% water and you can eat the entire fruit!?
The website MentalFloss maintains:
"While we tend to focus on the melon’s succulent flesh, watermelon rinds are also edible—as well as full of nutrients with surprising health benefits. In China, the rinds are often stir-fried or stewed, while in the South, cooks like to pickle them. And, across the Middle East and China, the seeds are dried and roasted (similar to pumpkin seeds) to make for a light, easy snack."
Check out the video tutorial!
How to make your own Watermelon Coasters
I don’t know about you, but when I think of summertime, I can almost taste the sweet flavor of watermelon. This DIY watermelon coaster set is an easy way to bring that bright and fun flavor into your indoor décor!
Step One: Tape off the bottoms and sides of the coaster
Step Two: Create your palette of colors
Step Three: Sponge on some texture to create the rind
Step Four: Sponge on some lines for the rind coloration
Step Five: Paint the pink flesh and seeds on the inner coasters
Step Six: Pour MAS Epoxies Table Top Pro onto the painted coasters
Step Seven: Remove the tape and resin drips
Step Eight: Apply the cork backing to the coater and brand it!
- Table Top Pro Epoxy
- Wooden coaster base and adhesive cork backing
- Starbond medium adhesive and accelerator
- Embossing heat gun for easy resin drip removal
- Culinary torch for popping bubbles
- Frog Tape painter’s tape
- Decoart acrylic paint – Snow (titanium) white, Lamp (ebony) black, Bright yellow, Sour apple, Festive green, Hauser medium green, Carousel pink, peony pink, and true red
- Ceramcoat gloss varnish
- Small round sponges
- Wood burning tool
Don’t forget to sign your coasters! I used a wood burning tool to engrave my logo into the cork for a personal touch. If you felt inspired by this tutorial to create a fruity piece of your own, please post and tag @masepoxies on Instagram for a chance to be featured! We love seeing you explore new ways to resin! Stay creative and happy crafting!
Thank you for following along on this bright and summery DIY watermelon coaster set!