DIY: Summer Party Invites

After the girls were in bed, I sat down with some color coding labels (one of my fave art supplies, since they are sooooo frugal) and drew up some cute watermelons!

They are so EASY to do:

  1. Cut pink color coding labels in half.
  2. Use a fine tipped green marker to draw the rind.
  3. Add some seeds with a black roller pen. Done!!

Drawing these made me smile! I thought they would make great Summer BBQ invitation postcards!

Hmm… I’m liking this watermelon theme — I bet the girls would enjoy stamping some watermelon wrapping paper tomorrow. Fun!!!

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  1. This is adorable!
    How perfect and simple and FRUGAL!?!

  2. Dear Valerie,

    Nice melons!


  3. Love it! It's great how you use these labels, we copied your father's day fish ones and they turned out great!
    I am wondering if you have any ideas for using these labels to make birthday party invitation for my one year old coming up??

  4. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Gaby — Balloons!! Totally!!!! I can email you a pic of the ones we made awhile back. Clara liked drawing the strings on them. πŸ™‚

  5. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Mark — I just totally left myself wide open to that, didn't I? TouchΓ©!!

  6. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Onna — Thanks so much!! πŸ™‚

  7. Ok, you are so creative. Can you share your daily schedule with us? I'd like to know how you plan your day…like when you have breakfast, what you do after that, what do you do in the afternoon, etc.

    Do you get tired in the afternoon? If so, how do you handle that? I have 2 children and one takes a nap at 1. My 5 yr. old stays with me while I take a short nap. Not sure if I'm just used to it, but I'm pretty exhausted in the afternoon and need a nap!

    Thanks for sharing you amazing ideas!

  8. Artistmama says

    How adorable! I really love reading your husbands comments. Your house must be hilarious!


  9. I am so excited! Our theme this week is watermelons…and I have been a bit at a loss at what to do…we have done a few projects..but this is awesome! Thanks!

  10. (V.Kerr) School Time Adventures says

    Yeah I agree I would love to see what your daily schedule generally looks like. Mainly how you have time to to the fun project and then blog about it in the same day.


  11. Joyful Learner says

    So cute! Are we invited? πŸ™‚
    Your husband is too funny!

  12. these are so cute- I must remember to buy some of these stickers when I am shopping next

  13. Mom of Two says

    I love it! I was just looking at our dot stickers thinking I should come up with something with them. And then was thinking about having a watermelon playgroup. This is perfect.

    You have the best ideas.

  14. Wonder Mom says


  15. OK, that is adorable!

  16. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Sue (and V.Kerr)– I've been known to sneak in a nap here and there. My girls used to sleep-in until late morning, but now Clara is usually up pretty early. Which stinks for me because I like to do most of my crafting at night. Anyway, I'm working on a FAQ page, so I'll include your question on there (I get emailed that question a lot, and it always surprises me because I think my daily schedule is incredibly boring!!)

  17. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Artistmama — I married him mostly for his sense of humor, but also because he can open jars and kill bugs. πŸ™‚

    @ Sherri — That is perfect timing!!! Have fun!!

  18. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Joyful Learner — Hee hee! I was thinking now I"m going to have to host a get together soon. Seeing as how I have such cute invitations and all… πŸ˜‰

    @ Deanne — They are far cheaper at a dollar store or even Target. For some reason they can cost a lot more at the office supply store..?? Have fun!! We do lots of projects with these!

    @ Mom of Two — I LOVE the idea of a watermelon playgroup!! That sounds like so much fun!!

  19. super cute! LOL about the melons!

  20. These are adorable!

  21. CUTE!

  22. Balloons! see my brain doesn't think that quick, That would be great. Now how do I get you my email without posting it publically, Hmmm.

  23. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Gaby — You can email me at valerie (at) frugalfamilyfunblog (dot) com I'd be happy to send the pics your way! I would have posted them up here, but didn't get around to it yet. They are fun to make!!

  24. Tricia Orchard says

    Really, really cute! I love this idea!

  25. very cute and effective!!!
    what a great idea xx

  26. As always – clever fun adorable and frugal. THANKS and keep it up.

  27. Raising a Happy Child says

    I am amazed how many uses you find for those labels. Those invites look so pretty.

  28. Super cute idea!

    @ Mark – ha ha ha! You would get along great with my husband. Maybe you can teach him how to bake.

  29. Sofia's Ideas says

    Not only is this simple, creative, and adorable but your husband is hysterical!!! Love it!

  30. Just Breathe says

    They are adorable. I just love your ideas πŸ™‚

  31. That's perfect! Love them. Can I come? πŸ™‚

  32. shopannies says

    I love this idea how super cute and crafty

  33. You are just full of great melon-y ideas! I'm totally "stealing" this one. Don't worry, I'll give you all the credit!


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