Last Monday was National Watermelon Day.
I’m not sure who determines these National Days, but I’m quite certain people could hear me for miles yelling “NOOOOOOOOOO” as I saw all the very cute watermelon pictures pop up on Instagram.
Why the Insta-freakout?
I was confronted with the sad reality that this post that was scheduled for today would be a week too late for National Watermelon Day.
It’s not the end of the world, but it would’ve been pretty cool to have this cute watermelon cross-stitch project coincide with such a delicious “holiday”.
The good news is there are plenty of summer days left which means plenty of days to enjoy this juicy treat.
In honor of watermelon and enjoying all that summer has to offer, I’ve created this free cross-stitch pattern that you can easily download.
Here’s what you’ll need to create your own watermelon cross-stitch project:
- DMC floss – 310, 335, 905, 907
- White Aida Cloth size – 16 count
- Embroidery hoop
- Needle threader (optional)
You’ll also want to download the free watermelon pattern by clicking HERE.
Follow the pattern to stitch your own personal slice of watermelon. I used two-ply thread and finished the “seeds” with French knots.
I’m a girl that likes instant gratification and this design can be stitched in an hour or two.
I added this tasty art to a mason jar filled with homemade pickled watermelon rind which would make for a great hostess gift to take to your next neighborhood barbecue.
And if pickled watermelon rind isn’t your thing, I love the idea of filling the jar with gummy watermelon candies too.
If you are looking for more watermelon fun, I am featuring all things watermelon on my Facebook page this week. You can find Storypiece on Facebook by clicking HERE. Be sure to click the “Like” button and follow along with all the yummy watermelon recipes, crafts and even fashion that I have lined up to share this week.
**This post contains affiliate links. Many of the supplies listed can be found at your local craft or fabric store, but the links have been provide for your convenience in recreating this project.**