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DIY Watermelon Wood Basket

A DIY from Dream Jobbing Finalist, Holly Houston.
DIY Watermelon Wood Basket
Materials
  • 3/8" X 2' X 4' Sanded plywood
  • 1" X 3" X 8' Pine strips
  • 3/4 " Dowel
  • Medium grit sand paper
  • Loctite epoxy 2 part, 5 minute
  • Epoxy remover
  • Popsicle sticks (to mix glue)
  • Finish nails 6-D
  • DAP plastic wood filler, fast dry, natural color
  • White waterbase primer
  • Wood Stain, waterbase...color mahogany
  • Paint
  • Grumbacher Academy Acrylic Paints (Cadium red medium hue, Thalo yellow, green, Titanium white, Hooker green hue, Cadium yellow, Ivory black
  • Folk Art blending gel (one)
  • Sea sponge
  • Brushes
  • Brushes..Flat 3", flat 2", flat1" synthetic golden Round #2, Round #7 synthetic golden
  • Rustoleum Crystal clear glossy spray enamel


DIY Finalist: Holly Houston Robbins - Home & Family

The Dream Jobbing finalist stops by Home & Family to make a DIY Watermelon Wood Basket.

Directions

1. Cut out plywood using pattern

2. Sand all edges

3. Drill doweling hole

4. Cut one 12" X 3/4" Dowel

5. Cut 13...12" slats

6. Assemble slats using epoxy & finish nails

7. Attach dowel

8. Set nails

9. Fill holes/ sand when dry

10. Stain inside/outside of slats & handle

11. Prime both half circle fronts

12. Using Academy paints & blending gel

13. Sea sponge paint on outer slats

14. On primed area paint lime green border

15. Dry brush (no gel) yellow above green

16. Feather dark green from edge inward. When dry....dry brush white criss/cross brush strokes

17. Mark your seeds

18. Dry brush white ovals where your marks are

19. Paint black tear drop seeds on white ovals

20. When dry....Dot white on each seed for reflection

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