Paint (I used acrylic)
Step 1: Set up your umbrella
Step 2: Outline and paint a red octagon on the top half of the umbrella
Step 3 & 4: Paint a 1 inch thick light green rim around the red
Step 5: Paint a 1 inch thick green rim around the light green rim
Step 6: Paint the black seeds onto the umbrella and let dry before spraying fixative all over the umbrella to prevent paint from coming off (make sure you do this in a well ventilated area!)
It's the middle of summer and all I can think about is staying cool by drinking lots of juice and eating watermelon to lower my body temperature. All this consumption of fruit has inspired me to paint a watermelon umbrella! This umbrella can be used for protection from the sun or just to have for fun. Since I used acrylic paint, I don't recommend this umbrella for rainy weathers. I sprayed fixative on it, but there's a chance the paint will still come off in the rain. Maybe some waterproof spray would help? Anyhoot, I plan on painting various other fruit umbrellas for my mom's preschool to use as props for their school plays/performances. I'll be sure to share those with you once they're painted and done!